17 May 2011
The Giro d’Italia 2011 is only one week old, but we already
know that it’s going into history as a memorable edition.
Alessandro Petacchi outsprinted super sprint talent Mark Cavendish,
Alberto Contador showed everyone how to climb a volcano and
Bart de Clercq probably still has dreams about Scarponi chasing him in the streets, dreams that won’t end up being nightmares though, because
‘rookie’ de Clercq managed to cross the finish line just in time.
All these things were astonishing, amazing, epic cycling moments.
Though of course this Giro d’Italia is about one moment only…
Wouter Weylandt passed away, he was only 26 years old.
Not only the fact that Wouter’s accident happened during the race,
but also the emotional, heartbreaking, though beautiful reactions
from his team, colleagues, fans and other people from the cycling world,
make the Giro d’Italia 2011 an edition that will never be forgotten.
It showed once again that cycling is one big family.
Together we remember Wouter, together we are one.
When a rider passes away, he doesn’t really die.
He will stay in our hearts forever.
Wouter Weylandt – ‘108 presente’ – Sempre Con Noi