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Memorial service for Gillett in Zeulenroda

A wooden cross and flowers

A wooden cross and flowers (Image credit: AFP)

Rhodes and Yaxley "serious but stable"

The organisers of the Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen held a memorial service for Amy Gillett on Tuesday afternoon. The service was staged at the Marktplatz (Market Place) in Zeulenroda at 5.30pm local time. The location was to have been the start/finish area of the prologue of the race, which was cancelled in the wake of Amy's death.

The service was attended by race teams and officials along with a representative of the German Cycling Federation, the President of the Thüringen Cycling Federation, Mr Jurgen Beese and local government representatives. Australia's Ambassador to Germany, Pamela Fayle, and Senior Consular Officer, David Poulter were also present.

After a short service at the Marktplatz, the mourners travelled in convoy to the site of the accident, where floral tributes were laid. Ambassador Fayle laid a wreath on behalf of all Australians.

Four of the five cyclists injured in the accident are now in the same hospital after helicopters transferred Alexis Rhodes and Louise Yaxley earlier today (local German time). Arrangements are being made to move Lorian Graham to join them if she so wishes. Doctors have listed Lorian, Katie Brown and Kate Nichols in satisfactory condition whilst both Louise and Alexis remain in a serious but stable condition. The latter two will have to remain in hospital for at least a month.

The following condolence message from Cycling Australia was read out by the organisers of the memorial service:

Condolence Message from the Board, Management, Staff and Members of Cycling Australia

See also:
Amy Gillett dead after crash in Germany
Unprecedented carnage in Germany

Tributes to Amy Gillett

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