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Trek-Segafredo sports director Steven De Jongh found unconscious after going missing during bike ride in Spain

Dutch ex-pro's wife appealed for help after his Strava stopped updating during morning ride from Girona...

Trek-Segafredo sports director Steven De Jongh has been found unconscious after police in Spain launched a search for him when he was reported missing during a bike ride from Girona earlier today.

The 44-year-old former pro, who served as sports director at Team Sky from 2010-12, was reported missing by his wife Renée Meijer on Twitter earlier today.

She shared details of his ‘morning ride’ posted to Strava, which showed that he stopped moving at around 10.30 this morning around 63 kilometres into his ride, near La Bisbal d'Empordà.

Shortly after 5pm UK time this evening, she tweeted again to say that he had been found by helicopter and was breathing and has a pulse.

He is reported to have been taken to hospital.

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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