RIP Gino Mader

larkim
larkim Posts: 2,477
Confirmed this morning he's passed away from the injuries sustained yesterday.

This shouldn't happen.
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  • singleton
    singleton Posts: 2,523
    That is terrible news. :(
  • larkim
    larkim Posts: 2,477
    2015 Canyon Nerve AL 6.0 (son #1's)
    2011 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc (son #4s)
    2013 Decathlon Triban 3 (red) (mine)
    2019 Hoy Bonaly 26" Disc (son #2s)
    2018 Voodoo Bizango (mine)
    2018 Voodoo Maji (wife's)
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,593
    He once donated a Euro for every rider he beat in the Vuelta to an environmental charity.

    I just made a donation to it

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  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 475
    This is so sad. RIP Gino
  • Tashman
    Tashman Posts: 3,417
    So sad, I heard there'd been a crash but wasn't aware of its seriousness. Shocking.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,910
    Awful news. RIP fella.
  • chris_ne
    chris_ne Posts: 17
    RIP Gino, thoughts are with his family, friends and everyone involved.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,978
    Just found out. Shocked and saddened.
    A pity the BBC can’t get the article right.
    Someone should tell them about Bjorg Lambrecht.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    Terrible .... Rip Gino
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • jimmyjams
    jimmyjams Posts: 755
    Very sad.
    He was interviewed on Swiss TV after Wednesday's stage, not for a quick 2 mins but for about 30 mins. It was the first time I'd ever seen him interviewed, and he came over as a pleasant, serious, and thoughtful fellah.
    Of course now, I can't really remember all that was discussed and what he had to say (when I would like to after what's happened), although if I recall correctly it covered how that stage went for him, his ambition in the T d Suisse, his Covid-caused non-participation in the Giro, his proposed leaving Bahrain, and, lightly, some of his political concerns.


    L->R, ex-riders Sven Montgomery, Beat Breu, Gino Mäder, TV presenter
  • Awful.
  • stage_hunter
    stage_hunter Posts: 250

    Just found out. Shocked and saddened.
    A pity the BBC can’t get the article right.
    Someone should tell them about Bjorg Lambrecht.

    If you were being kind, he could be talking about descents. Lambrecht's crash was on the flat I think?
  • stage_hunter
    stage_hunter Posts: 250
    Awful news. RIP Gino
  • davidof
    davidof Posts: 3,058

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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,593
    Juust saw a video of Johan Price-Pejtersen stopped by the side of the road, with loads of other Danish riders stopping to comfort him. Really brought it home :-(
    Also reminded me why I love Andreas Kron, who was really lookinng after him
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  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    I feel so numb for the first time in my life I can’t face watching any cycling.
  • takethehighroad
    takethehighroad Posts: 6,715

    Just found out. Shocked and saddened.
    A pity the BBC can’t get the article right.
    Someone should tell them about Bjorg Lambrecht.

    Was gona say, is this the first time since Bjorg?

    I was thinking about him the other day, it's so sad another young man has died doing the job he (and probably all of us) loves
  • takethehighroad
    takethehighroad Posts: 6,715
    So did Magnus crash initially and Gino crashed over him?

    I can only imagine how Magnus must feel right now
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    davidof said:


    That was a moment
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,593

    So did Magnus crash initially and Gino crashed over him?

    I can only imagine how Magnus must feel right now

    I don't think so - Magnus was in the leaders group and went off the road. Mäder was quite a way behind, I believe.
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  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091

    So did Magnus crash initially and Gino crashed over him?

    I can only imagine how Magnus must feel right now

    I don't think so - Magnus was in the leaders group and went off the road. Mäder was quite a way behind, I believe.
    Sheffield is visible being helped back up in this shot. If they were in different groups there's no way he was involved that far down the hill, other than ending up in the same place.

    The BBC call it a ravine, but it looks like the outflow for drainage to me?



  • bm5
    bm5 Posts: 538
    I feel devastated by this and I only saw him on a screen.
    My heart felt sympathy to his family and friends and colleagues.
    I remember the shock when Casartelli died. So young. Is it worth it.
    Don't know how the guys can continue the race.
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,496
    It's a reminder how dangerous cycling is. Not just for the pros either. Leaves a feeling of numbness. Poor guy.
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  • bm5
    bm5 Posts: 538

    Thanks.

    Such a terrible loss.

  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660

    Seems longer ago . I was thinking about him.the other day

    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,217

    The sadness still lingers, as he seemed to be more rounded than your average pro cyclist and had so much still to give.