Edwin Straver has passed away

January 24 th 2020 - 12:10 [GMT + 3]

 This morning, the Dakar Organisers were informed by his family that Dutch biker Edwin Straver, who crashed 124 km into the timed special of stage 11 (SHUBAYTAH–HARADH) on Thursday, 16th January 2020, has died as a result of his injuries.  

The medical team immediately dispatched by helicopter found Edwin in cardiac arrest and proceeded with resuscitation efforts. He was then airlifted to hospital in Riyadh where he was admitted to the intensive care unit before being repatriated back to the Netherlands on Wednesday.  

48-year-old Edwin Straver, a former motocross rider, was taking part in his third Dakar. He finished 30th overall and first in the Original by Motul class in 2019. He entered the same class this year.  

The entire Dakar caravan would like to extend its sincere condolences to Edwin's family and friends.     

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