It’s not a happy Monday.
I and many of you were following Stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia this morning when you saw Leopard Trek rider Wouter Weylandt crash out on the steep descent from Passo del Bocco. Weylandt succumbed to his injuries. 🙁
- Guardian UK.
- Statement from the team at Leopard Trek website.
I had planned to hold a contest today, but I’ll hold off on that until Tuesday or Wednesday.
RIP Weylandt, and condolences to your family, friends and to the peloton.
In other news…
- Cyclist riding on road shoulder hit head on by a truck driver who ‘drifted over into the other lane.’ Way over.
- Father and 4 year old daughter hit from behind and killed.
These are all tragedies, but the story about the father and young daughter is especially horrible. Stories like that motivate me to work harder on cycling advocacy issues in my community, but today I feel like it is just too much for me to take. I’m ready to unplug from the internet for the rest of the day. Before I do, I want to offer my sincere condolences to those who have lost loved ones in each of these cases. It’s a very sad day.
What a tragedy, today my thoughts are with the families of these horrible accidents.