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Cardenas rides through tragic news

Team Barloworld's Felix Cardenas had just completed the Giro d'Italia's penultimate stage on Saturday when he was given the news that his brother had been killed - but even through the shock and pain, the Colombian chose to ride the final time trial in defense of his top 20 position on the general classification before heading back to his native country for the funeral services.

Jorgen Cardenas, 47, and the father of seven sons, was killed by a hit-and-run driver while repairing his car's flat tyre on a roadside in Colombia. While Cardenas rode his time trial, where he finished in 117th place, only dropping one place on GC behind LPR Brakes' Paolo Savoldelli to 16th overall, team manager Claudio Corti arranged his travel back to Colombia for Monday morning.

Cyclingnews' extends its sympathy to the Cardenas family.

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