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Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt killed in Giro d’Italia crash. Weylandt is the fourth cyclist to die during the Giro d’Italia and the first since 1986 but his was the first death in one of the major Tours since the fatal crash suffered by the Italian Olympic champion Fabio Casartelli on the descent of the Col du Portet d’Aspet in the 1995 Tour de France.
Weylandt won a stage of last year’s Giro d’Italia Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt has died after crashing during Monday’s third stage of the Giro d’Italia. The Leopard-Trek rider fell at high
Cyclist Wouter Weylandt dies after Giro d’Italia crash. Read more about sharing. Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt has died after crashing during Monday’s third stage of the Giro d’Italia. The Leopard-Trek rider fell at high speed during a descent about 25km (15.5 miles) from the finish of the stage from Reggio Emilia to Rapallo.
May 09, 2011 · Cyclist dies in Giro d’Italia crash. Weylandt was the first rider killed in a crash in one of cycling’s three main tours since Italian rider Fabio Casartelli died during the 1995 Tour de France. At the Giro, Weylandt is the fourth cyclist to die during the race and the first in 25 years. Orfeo Ponsin died in 1952, Juan Manuel Santisteban in 1976 and Emilio Ravasio in 1986.
Wouter Weylandt (27 September 1984 – 9 May 2011) was a Belgian professional cyclist for UCI ProTeam Quick-Step–Davitamon and later for Leopard Trek. His first major win was the 17th stage of the 2008 Vuelta a España. He also won the third stage of the 2010 Giro d’Italia. He died in a crash during the third stage of the 2011 Giro d’Italia.
The Cycle Life: Cyclist dies at the Giro d’Italia. Deaths in the pro peloton are rare but not unheard of. Italian Thomas Casaratto died last September after crashing into a car at the Giro del Friuli, and Andrei Kivilev passed away from his injuries after a crash in the 2003 Paris-Nice left him in a coma.
May 10, 2011 · Belgian Cyclist Dies After Crashing in Giro d’Italia. Postrace festivities were canceled in Rapallo, on Italy’s northwestern coast, because of Weylandt’s death, the Giro’s fourth fatality since the race began in 1909. The last rider to die in a Grand Tour was Fabio Casartelli, who was killed during the 1995 Tour de France.
Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi dies in road accident. Scarponi, who won the Giro d’Italia in 2011, was training near his home in central Italy when he was hit by a van.
Michele Scarponi, 2011 Giro d’Italia winner, dies after collision with van. Michele Scarponi has died after a road accident during training in Italy. The Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi has died at the age of 37 after being struck by a van while training.
Weylandt dies in Giro d’Italia crash. Wouter Weylandt (Quick Step) on the stage winner’s podium. Stage winner Wouter Weylandt (Quick Step) on the podium. Leopard-Trek’sWouter 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.