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Portugal's Paulo Goncalves dies during Dakar 7th stage

Unconscious when medics arrived he was helicoptered to hospital where his death was confirmed.

The 40-year-old  Paulo Goncalves suffered the fatal accident after 276 kilometres of the day's ride at the Dakar rally. Picture: Twitter/Dakar Rally

LONDON – Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves has died after a crash during Sunday's Dakar Rally seventh stage, organisers announced.

The 40-year-old suffered the fatal accident after 276 kilometres of the day's ride.

Unconscious when medics arrived he was helicoptered to hospital where his death was confirmed.

He was competing in his 13th edition of the Dakar and was placed 10th in the standings.

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