Friday, 13 May 2011

10 - Giro d'Italia accident

Post no. 10 here: sorry if you have already read this, but i thought i would post it anyway
Some sad news here Wouter Weylandt has been in a terrible accident on stage 3 of the Giro d'Italia.

The Belgian rider was racing down a steep descent, where he fell down 25 meters and reports say he died instantly. His team Leopark-Trek have pulled out of the Giro d'Italia, with team captain saying 'We cannot continue after these circumstances'

The Peloton had agreed not to race stage 4 competitively as a sign or respect to Wouter, when the they were approaching the finish line race leader David Millar signaled for team Leopark-Trek to the front and the team linked arms and crossed the line together.

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Team Leopark-Trek an emotional stage 4.

The Peloton also agreed to give all stage earnings to Wouter's wife, who is also due to give birth to their 1st child in September. This was a beautiful gesture to Wouter and the people who care about him, and all our thoughts are with his family.

Time to end on a good note, with
Joke of the Day:
Q.  What did the dog say when he sat on the sand paper?
A. Ruff.

34 comments:

  1. oh i read about that, pretty sad news :(

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  2. It's always sad when someone dies.

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  3. Wow that's too bad, anyway nice gesture for her wife.

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  4. wot, that's just horrible. didn't know cycling was more dangerous then luge. also joke xD

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  5. haha that joke was sp simple yet so funny :]

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  6. cycling is very dangerous fellas.

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  7. nice post, rly like it, will follow your blog :)

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  8. Ehhh bad news, watch out my friends.

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  9. Saw it on the news, very sad :( I like the gesture they made though for him...

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  10. As a Belgian i'm really sad to read this...

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  11. Such a tragic loss...

    May you rest in peace, Wouter Weylandt, and may your family remain strong in this time of grief.

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  12. Good to see people caring for others.

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  13. Damn that is sad... Making me scared to ride a bike again.

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  14. That gave me chills. It's nice to see things like that happen in response to such tragedies.

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  15. glad to see gestures like this

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  16. the only thing I dont like is that man shaving there legs :P

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  17. Thats so sad. Good to see them showing him the respect he deserves.

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  18. Such a stupid tragedy :(

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  19. I'm sorry to hear the terrible tragedy but at least the family is getting support. Following.

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  20. Oh well, you know the dangers when you get into something like that. Following

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  21. That sucks, biking is so fun but i don't think of the people that do legit biking. I am really sorry for Wouter Weylandt.

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  22. Wow, that really is awful

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  23. that's really sad. ruff.

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