In Memoriam – Wouter Weylandt

Wouter Weylandt – 27.09.1984 – 09.05.2011

Winner – Stage 3 Giro d’Italia 2010

Died – Stage 2 Giro d’Italia 2011

Wouter weylandt

The fourth rider to die during the long history of the Giro, Weylandt crashed heavily descending the Passo del Bocco whilst riding for the Leopard-Trek team, dying instantly. The following day’s stage was neutralised in his honour and the race number he was wearing that day – 108 – has since been permanently retired as a mark of respect.

A hugely popular rider, who had ridden with Quick-Step prior to his move to Leopard, Weylandt’s absence is still keenly felt within the peloton. His daughter Alizee was born 4 months after his death.

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