Young Wisconsin rider dies after crash

Matt Wittig, a 20-year-old student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and rider with the US amateur ISCorp team, has died in hospital after crashing during a Wisconsin Cup criterium race in Muskego County Park on Saturday May 6.

According to event organizer Hans Higdon, quoted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wittig was attacking when his right foot slipped out of the pedal, his right knee hit the handle bars and he was flung over the bars on to the pavement. "It was basically a freak accident," said Higdon, who was 10 to 15 feet behind Wittig in the Cat 3 race at the time.

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