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Belgian Cyclist Wouter Weylandt has died in a crash in the third stage of the Giro d'Italia race today. The 26-year old cyclist fell riding at high speeds only 12.4 miles from the finish line.
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The most amazing part of this is that there hasn't been a death in a grand tour in over 15 years.

The Giro is going to have to scale back though. The course layout has gotten out of control and there has been major safety concerns in the past.
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some of the speeds at which these guys descend is outright lunacy. I get shaky descending over an overpass at 32mph and I'm riding the breaks down.
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Cyclist Dies in Fall at Giro d'Italia
The most amazing part of this is that there hasn't been a death in a grand tour in over 15 years.

The Giro is going to have to scale back though. The course layout has gotten out of control and there has been major safety concerns in the past.


Agree w all this USC. If you have seen video it really hits you. RIP Wouter. Sad time for cycling.
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Sorry to hear this. Surprised it doesnt happen more often tbh, crazy speeds..
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that's awful
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