Swiss cyclist Gino Mäder, 26, tragically died in a high-speed crash during the Tour de Suisse race.

Mäder, who rode for Bahrain-Victorious, was found unconscious and airlifted to the hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.

The managing director of Bahrain-Victorious expressed deep sorrow and praised Mäder's talent and dedication.

The crash occurred during the mountainous fifth stage, and Mäder and another rider veered off the road during a descent.

Medical personnel revived Mäder before transporting him to the hospital.

The International Cycling Union (UCI) expressed shock and offered condolences.

The race's sixth stage was canceled, and riders paid tribute to Mäder by riding together for a portion of the planned route.

The world champion, Remco Evenepoel, expressed his devastation and emphasized the need to consider the risks of descending mountains.

Mäder had achieved stage victories in the Giro d'Italia and secured the young rider classification title at the Vuelta a España.

Bahrain-Victorious confirmed their commitment to continuing the race in Mäder's honor.