Portuguese rider Paulo Goncalves dies during Dakar Rally

Hero Motosports Team Rally's Paulo Goncalves during stage 5. (Photo: Reuters)

Portuguese biker Paulo Goncalves, 40, died on Sunday during the 7th stage of the Dakar rally in Saudi Arabia due to a fall, the organizers announced.

Gonçalves was taking part in his 13th Dakar rally and fell 276 kilometers into Sunday’s special.

The medical team found the biker unconscious after going into cardiac arrest, the organizers said in a statement. He was then transported by helicopter to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01