Sad news from the oldest mountain bike marathon in Europe: a 36-year-old participant died, as did the Valais canton police in a Message writes. Around ten o’clock, as the driver climbed between Evolène and Volovron, he was obviously getting sick. Those nearby performed cardiac massage, which was continued by the arriving rescue workers. Despite their efforts, the man died on the spot.
The deceased is a 36-year-old from Valais who lived in Upper Valais. The public prosecutor’s office, in cooperation with the cantonal police, has opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the death.