Igor Decraene Suicide

Dec 1, 2012
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As a parent of 2 young children, the thought that a young man with the whole world ahead of him would do such a thing is terribly frightening. As perverse a comment as it may be, I hope it was a train accident...
 
Afrank said:
God, that's horrible. :(

Was it really an accident or suicide?
classicomano said:
I read that he was on his bike riding home from a party and was accidentally caught by a train, no suicide.
Horrible news, either way. So sad, beyond words. He's a name I kept remembering since last year, and now this news... All thoughts for his family and people close to him.
 
Mar 9, 2013
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Very sad for any rider to pass but he was such a talent by the sounds of it, RIP Igor.
 
Jan 10, 2014
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classicomano said:
I read that he was on his bike riding home from a party and was accidentally caught by a train, no suicide.
Horrible. If not suicide, why would they jump to that conclusion so quickly? Being hit by a train on a bike certainly wouldn't equal suicide unless either strong evidence to that or very terrible reporting...
 
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BigMac said:
I would not be so sure about that. Suicide would mean he voluntarily - for whatever reason - put an end to his life. In this case, it was an accident. Igor, like most, wanted to live and that was taken away from him. Sad.
For his family and friends I think it's probably better that he didn't want to end his life. Knowing someone close to you was in such a situation that they felt death was their only way out is a difficult thing to take. Knowing that it could have been prevented makes the whole tragedy all the worse.

It's a matter of opinion though, and very sad no matter what.
 
Afrank said:
Confirmed, it was not suicide. Tragic no matter what, but death by accident is the lesser of two evils in this case.

http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/09/parents-friends-of-late-world-junior-tt-champion-igor-decraene-dismiss-suicide-claims/
I'm not saying he committed suicide, but all the "evidence" brought forward by this article doesn't count out suicide. Someone doesn't need to be happy to appear happy.

That said, drunk driving home after a party points towards an accident.
 
Afrank said:
For his family and friends I think it's probably better that he didn't want to end his life. Knowing someone close to you was in such a situation that they felt death was their only way out is a difficult thing to take. Knowing that it could have been prevented makes the whole tragedy all the worse.

It's a matter of opinion though, and very sad no matter what.
With that I agree.
 
Today was Men Junior‘s ITT WC race.

Maybe a day to remember a friendly young man who once had his biggest success in cycling on a day like today‘s…

A day to remember Belgium‘s Igor Decraene… Born nearly exactly four years before Remco - and Decraene apparently had already signed a contract with Quick-Step for his first year(s) in the U23 category.


Just spend these two minutes to read whom he beat on the day of his biggest success; you‘ll find the result, the ranking, here:

 
Today was Men Junior‘s ITT WC race.

Maybe a day to remember a friendly young man who once had his biggest success in cycling on a day like today‘s…

A day to remember Belgium‘s Igor Decraene… Born nearly exactly four years before Remco - and Decraene apparently had already signed a contract with Quick-Step for his first year(s) in the U23 category.


Just spend these two minutes to read whom he beat on the day of his biggest success; you‘ll find the result, the ranking, here:

Everyone who‘s still riding at a professional level today is either outside the top 10 or Matt Gibson.
 

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