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Giro d'Italia to observe moment of silence for Weylandt on stage 11

By:
Cycling News
Published:
May 18, 2011, 7:43 BST,
Updated:
May 18, 2011, 8:48 BST
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Race:
Giro d'Italia
Wouter Weylandt smiles for the cameras

Wouter Weylandt smiles for the cameras

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Mark of respect to coincide with day of Belgian's funeral

Before the start of today's stage of the Giro d’Italia, from Tortoreto Lido to Castelfidardo, the riders, public and the race organisation will observe one minute of silence in memory of Wouter Weylandt. The homage to Weylandt will occur on the same as day as his funeral in Belgium.

The former Giro d’Italia stage winner crashed badly on the third stage from Reggio Emilia to Rapallo and never regained consciousness. Race doctors and paramedics got to the Belgian moments after the incident but were unable to do anything.

The mark of respect will be followed by a blessing from the parish priest of Tortoreto Lido, Padre Gregorio Oczos.
 

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