the Tragedy marred the course of multi-day car and motorcycle races “the Dakar-2020”, which continues in Saudi Arabia. 40-year-old Portuguese rider Paulo gonçalves, who five years ago in South America was the second prizewinner of the rally-RAID, died at 276 km the seventh stage.
Goncalves in the race, which was his “unlucky” 13th of her career, has earned laurels and was ranked in the fourth ten participants. Nevertheless, the Portuguese continued to attack and on one of the most difficult areas flew out of the saddle of a motorcycle.
a Message about the fall of the athlete rather quickly reached the headquarters of the medical support of the rally, a helicopter with doctors were on the scene within 10 minutes and Goncalves was taken to the hospital. However, where doctors pronounced him dead after the heart stops.