News like this makes the race results rather insignificant.
Leopard-Trek’s Wouter Weylandt was fatally injured today in a crash on the third stage of the Giro d’Italia. The 26-year-old went down on the Passo del Bocco and was unconscious at the scene.
Paramedics worked to revive the Belgian, doing CPR for an extended period of time before airlifting him to a nearby hospital. Doctors were unable to revive Weylandt.
The third stage continued on, with riders not informed of the grave nature of Weylandt’s crash, but race organisers canceled the podium ceremonies for stage winner Angel Vicioso (Movistar) new leader David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo).
Our collective thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. Article from CyclingNews, which will have more information as it becomes available.
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