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Funhog
05-09-2011, 10:59 AM
The cycling Twitterverse is exploding with terrible news: a 26 year old Belgian rider for Team Leopard Trek (the Schleck's team), Wouter Weyland has died in a terrible crash on a descent in stage 3. I've been preparing some Giro profiles for my classes - this will put a damper on that. Instead, I will ask my class to ride in his honor. He actually won stage 3 at last year's Giro - maybe I'll do that stage.

His wife is pregnant. :(

http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/05/news/weylandt-dies-after-giro-crash_171955

Funhog
05-09-2011, 01:00 PM
Wonderful tribute article written by BikeSnobNYC in Bicycling following the tragic crash.
http://bicycling.com/blogs/thisjustin/2011/05/09/giro-ditalia-stage-3-tragedy/?cm_mmc=Twitter-_-Bicycling-_-Content-Blog-_-GiroSnobWW

phlox1@gmail.com
05-09-2011, 08:20 PM
Well said. Thanks for sharing.

bgrin2
05-11-2011, 03:56 AM
So shocking and sad. You never expect this sport to take a life...