A few days before the arrival of the Tour de France in Paris, which took place this Sunday July 24, Laurent Luyat was forced to abandon the Big Loop. The presenter of Bike Club, on France 2had declared on his account TwitterThursday 21 July: “Friends, for health concerns (not serious) I will not be able to finish the Tour. I’m sorry about that.It’s never happened to me, it’s funny. Thank you for all the good times spent together.”
Benefiting from the support of no people, the journalist sent this message: “Thank you a thousand times for all your messages. The sadness at the airport to also leave this magnificent team. But nothing serious, that’s the main thing. A few days of rest and it will be better”. Céline Rousseaux ensured the replacement at the controls of the show.
Sadness thoughts to his loved ones and his colleagues https://t.co/ckOVMosBaZ
— Laurent Luyat (@LLuyat) July 22, 2022
But Laurent Luyat was struck by a bereavement! He took up the journalist’s tweet from The TeamQuentin Moynet announcing the death of Xavier Richefort: “Sadness. Thoughts to his loved ones and his colleagues”, could we read. The channel reporter The Team, passionate volleyball commentator and former French champion in the discipline, died on Friday July 22 at the age of 59 following a heart attack. A sudden disappearance occurred while the journalist was to comment on the Final 8 of the League of Nations volleyball, a competition in which the France team reached the final against the United States. The Olympic champions will pay homage to him, just as many Internet users and colleagues have already done.
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