Giro Crash

by Gkam84   May 9, 2011  

Just watching it live on Eurosport

Wouter Weylandt of Leopard Trek in a really bad crash, there are reporting that they are continuing heart massage after 15 mins and he's still in the same place he fell

Not sounding good at all, fingers crossed, but sounding bad Sad

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In stage 3 of the Giro d'Italia Wouter crashed coming down the Passo del Bocco suffering an injury. It is reported that cardiac massage was carried out for around 25 minutes, and that he was given adrenaline and atropine. He was airlifted off the descent approximately 25 minutes after his fall. Latest news report that he died due to the injuries.

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posted by Gkam84 [9110 posts]
9th May 2011 - 15:34

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Yes. Terrible. Sad day.

posted by Super Domestique [1660 posts]
9th May 2011 - 16:14

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This is awful. Does anyone actually know the particulars of this? I hear reports of a locked pedal, and a 25m fall?

RIP Wouter, my thoughts are with your family.

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posted by Cooks [496 posts]
9th May 2011 - 16:48

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very sad news

All the gear but no idea

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posted by matrs [60 posts]
9th May 2011 - 18:05

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Cooks wrote:
This is awful. Does anyone actually know the particulars of this? I hear reports of a locked pedal, and a 25m fall?

RIP Wouter, my thoughts are with your family.

No fall of the height, if you mean like going over the side of the road?

He may well have slid 25m because of the speed they were going, watching it live i still could not be sure of what happened, but from seeing a picture of it and this is just in my opinion, it looks like he may have stuck the inside wall, but thats just because of his helmet, the way its deformed

But no-one will find out until Giro doctors or team release what happened

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posted by Gkam84 [9110 posts]
9th May 2011 - 18:17

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Just saw this on twitter, his wife is pregnant Sad

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f_cancellara Fabian cancellara
Black day....i feel really sad what happen with wouter weylandt. My condoloence to his wife and family. His wife is even pregnant..

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posted by Gkam84 [9110 posts]
9th May 2011 - 18:22

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Tragic

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posted by alronald [58 posts]
9th May 2011 - 20:30

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RIP Wouter. Even more tragic if his wife is expecting. Truly sad.

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posted by Jack Osbourne snr [332 posts]
9th May 2011 - 21:08

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Race officials later said his left pedal got stuck in a wall at the side of the road, forcing Weylandt to tumble around 20 meters to the ground below

A radioshack rider said it catapulted him across the road.

absolute tragedy

RIP Wouter

More info is on velo news

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4091 posts]
9th May 2011 - 21:25

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Totally shocking accident... RIP wouter.

Riding the road to nowhere

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posted by Gepin [62 posts]
9th May 2011 - 22:01

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A tragic day for cycling, thoughts out to his wife, family and friends.

posted by Sarah_andthepus... [13 posts]
9th May 2011 - 22:34

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