How Did Walter Beneteau Die? Former Tour de France Rider Cause of Death Explained
Walter Beneteau, a former Tour de France regular and French cyclist, passed away in Indonesia at the age of 50.
How Did Walter Beneteau Die?
The cycling community is in mourning following the death of former Tour de France cyclist Walter Beneteau. The former professional rider from Vendée, Walter Bénéteau (50), who joined the ranks of the team led by Jean-René Bernaudeau, was found dead in southern Indonesia. Although the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown.
Tributes flooded social media after the demise news of Walter Beneteau broke out. Fans rushed to express their condolences after hearing of Beneteau's apparent passing despite never reaching the peak of cycling. One of his fans commented, “Gone too soon. Rest peacefully,”
C est avec une grande tristesse que nous apprenons le décès de notre ami et ancien champion Walter Beneteau a l âge de 50 ans. Sincères condoléances à sa famille et ses proches . RIP Wawa 🙏 pic.twitter.com/r2ZfSgrqW8
— UNCP (@ContactUncp) December 11, 2022
Walter Beneteau Cause of Death
The 50-year-old Beneteau was reportedly discovered dead in a hotel in Bali, Indonesia, on Sunday. However, Walter Beneteau cause of death is yet unknown. The local authorities have not yet released any information about his death.
There is no other information about Walter Beneteau's death. Between 2000 and 2006, Beneteau participated in and finished seven consecutive Tour de France races.
The UNCP, which is in charge of regulating professional cyclists in France, tweeted, “It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of our friend and former champion Walter Beneteau at the age of 50.”
“Sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. RIP Wawa.”
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Who was Walter Beneteau?
Walter Bénéteau was a French professional cyclist who was born on July 28, 1972. From 2000 to 2006, he participated in each Tour de France race. He earned all three intermediate sprint points on this stage, pushing him up to position 23 in the points standings.
Before seeing some breakthrough success at the turn of the century, Beneteau made his professional debut in 1995 as a member of the Castorama squad. Achieving a career-best performance of 42nd in 2001, the Frenchman demonstrated exceptional consistency on the Tour by finishing every year he competed. Before retiring in 2006, he played for the Bouygues Telecom (2005–06), Brioche-la-Boulangere (2003–2004), and Bonjour clubs.
Walter Bénéteau Career
Bénéteau was the final rider caught 7 kilometers remaining in Stage 1 of the 2006 Tour de France after leading the field for 177 kilometers.
David de la Fuente of Spain struck Bénéteau in the face on Stage 6, sending his helmet and glasses flying. Later, in Stage 9, Bénéteau was a member of a three-man breakaway that was eventually caught with only 10 kilometers remaining in the race.
The Boucles de l'Aulne and the Chateauroux Classic victories in 2000, which he repeated victories in 2003, let the Vendee native cap off possibly his most fruitful year. He was a winner, in particular, of the Boucles de l'Aulne in 2000 and placed second in 2003.
Bénéte 2006 Vuelta an Espaa was Bénéteau's final Grand Tour, and on stage 11 of that race, he came in first place, 15 minutes behind eventual winner Egoi Martnez.
In his last Grand Tour, he placed 83rd overall. When his contract with Bouygues Télécom expired, Bénéteau declared he would retire; by November 2006. After finishing his career in 2007, the native of Les Essarts pursued a career in “public relations” through the TotalEnergies and B&B Hotels teams.