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Norwegian Rider Iver Knotten collapses whilst riding the World's Junior Road Race

Norwegian Iver Knotten was seen pulling over to the side of the road and collapsing at yesterdays Men's Junior Road Race. 

More traumatic is that the footage goes on to show Knotten visibily shaking or fitting due to heat exhaustion.

Norway’s team staff have stated the cause of the collapse was a combination of dehydration and exhaustion, but the footage show's severe trauma.

The temperatures in Doha can rise in the day to temperatures that overseas athletes aren't accustomed to. There has been calls to hold the championships later in the year when it's cooler. The UCI indicated it would shorten races if the temperatures rose too much.

Some riders were critical of the race, initially after the women's team time trial last Sunday.

Meanwhile, were please to report that, the Norwegian Cycling Federation announced that Knotten has recovered and is ok.

This incident comes after we reported that Belgian rider Enzo Wouters collapsed at the Worlds in Doha in the U23 Men's Race

Despite the organisers of the World Championships insisting that the heat is not in the “danger zone,” many riders are worried about their safety in the heat of the desert in Qatar.

Norwegian Rider Iver Knotten collapses whilst riding the Worlds Junior Road Race