View Full Version : RIP Wouter - young rider at the Giro d'Italia crashes in Stage 3

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. :(


05-09-2011, 01:00 PM
Wonderful tribute article written by BikeSnobNYC in Bicycling following the tragic crash.

05-09-2011, 08:20 PM
Well said. Thanks for sharing.

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