The Spanish Fernando Civera, 46, died "due to heart failure" during the second phase of the Titan Desert which since last Sunday has been played in Morocco, the organization reported.
O cyclist was in a "complicated area of dunes, outside the usual area marked by navigation devices", at kilometer 55 of the second stage, disputed between Merzouga and Ouzina, of 105 kilometers.
Civera tightened the security device to alert the organization and a medical helicopter went immediately to rescue, but the doctors, after performing resuscitation maneuvers, could not do anything to save his life.
The organization announced the news to participants at the usual meeting that is held every day before dinner to prepare for the next day's stage.
Juan Porcar, executive director of Titan Desert, He explained to EFE the details of the event as he announced the sad news.
"It's a huge club, one that you never expect in sports as much as we know there are risks of this kind in these tests. In 14 years nothing like this has ever happened, we're never prepared for such things," he said.
Porcar said that "when assistance arrived in the area, they tried to revive him, but nothing could be done to save his life." He was in a very difficult area and everything apparently happened for a while. cardiac insufficiency in the early afternoon. "
Fernando Civera was 46 years old, he arrived at Titan with a friend and it is known that he was paired with a Mexican woman. I worked in a Spanish company.
O corpse of the cyclist is being transferred to the town of Er Rachidia. This Tuesday the competition is suspended and there will be a day of mourning.