Egyptian cyclist dies at Durban cycle track

An Egyptian cyclist has died while competing in the African Continental Track Cycling Championships in Durban on Monday. Cycling South Africa, confirmed that Eslam Nasser Zaki was riding in the Elite Men’s Omnium-Tempo race when he fell off his bicycle at the Cyril Geoghegan Track.

“The 22-year-old was riding on his own when he suddenly fell off his bicycle. The medics were on hand immediately to render emergency medical assistance, but after prolonged attempts to resuscitate him, Eslam Nasser Zaki was declared dead.

“Cycling South Africa expresses its deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the family and teammates of Eslam Nasser Zaki. Every effort is being made to assist the Egyptian Cycling Team during this very tragic period.” they said in a statement.

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