Gijs Verdick, Dutch professional cyclist, Died at 21


Gijs Verdickwas born on June 23, 1994,  in Laren and died on May 9, 2016, in Zwolle.

He was a professional Dutch cyclist.

During early 2016 he rode for Cyclingteam Jo Piels.

Gijs suffered two heart attacks during the under-23 Carpathian Couriers Race in Poland.

Which also caused him brain damage.

The next day he was brought from Poland to the Isala hospital in Zwolle, the Netherlands, where he died the day after.

Gijs Verdick passed away at 21 yrs old.