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Bahler killed en route to Giro

The women's peloton will lineup for tomorrow's Giro d'Italia Femminile without Fenixs - HPB's Liane Bahler, after the German rider was killed while traveling to the Italian event. The 25 year-old was killed in a car accident while heading to the airport, where she was scheduled to fly to Italy overnight.

"I had already very looked forward to our meeting," wrote teammate Suzie Godart on her website. "This loss is a large shock for me, my husband and the total Team Fenixs-HPB."

Bahler was one of eight riders slated to ride for the squad at the upcoming women's Giro, while Godart was listed amongst the squad's reserve riders.

"Liane, we will never forget you!," concluded Godart's heartfelt message.

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