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Wouter Weylandt dies in Stage 3 of the Giro


By Logan - Posted on 10 May 2011

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

Terrible news really, was only catching up on Twitter earlier this morning and saw this, not seen any of the images however from what Mike Tomalaris has said this morning I am not sure if I want to, sounds pretty grim.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/weylandt-dies-in...

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Yeah, I was going to make a humours tweet about looking for Giro news then saw this and turned the mood completely.

Very sad Sad

It also rams home sometimes how dangerous the sport we take part in is, in particular those that race, I know I can be quite "matter of factish" about the the speeds I hit on the road bike and consider crashing just a part of racing, however dont consider the very real possibility of what kind of damage I can do to myself if I were to come off at 70kph on a descent into bobbo.

Thoughts are with his family and wife in particular with their unborn child.

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