Para cycling fatality in Rio

Discussion in 'Adaptive and Disabled Cycling' started by shouldbeinbed, 17 Sep 2016.

  1. shouldbeinbed

    shouldbeinbed Rollin' along

    Manchester way
  2. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next
    and many more very similar reports based on either the press release or the AP report.

    Not really many more details. Was it televised? It would be good to know how this tragedy happened.
  3. Hill Wimp

    Hill Wimp Fair weathered,fair minded but easily persuaded.

    :sad: an elite sports person dies doing what he loved.

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  4. hopless500

    hopless500 Trundling along

  5. Very sad. But after watching the crashes in the mountain stretches during the Olympics this does not come as a complete surprise.

    He may have died doing what he loved but on a course like that we could have had multiple deaths and people would then be asking how the course was ever allowed to be used.
  6. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Über Member

    A couple of cartloads of straw bales could have solved the dangerous drainage channels that offer sharp concrete edges to any cyclist sliding on a mountain corner.
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  7. Mrs M

    Mrs M Veteran

    That's very sad news.
  8. fimm

    fimm Veteran

    Very shocking and sad. Condolences to his family.

    However, point of information from the BBC Report:
    "The Vista Chinesa circuit, which included a treacherous descent where Annemiek van Vleuten of the Netherlands crashed and sustained concussion during the Olympics, was not part of the Paralympic course."
  9. The 'controversial' parts of the Olympic RR route were not used.
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  10. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    Sad news, RIP
  11. The BBC report says that they were.

    Edit...Apologies, I misread. You are correct.
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  12. Awful news.
  13. This was my initial reaction. I started a thread with similar comment after Annies crash. However it seems that these sections were not part of Bahmans route.

    Condolences to his family and friends.
  14. Thanks for pointing that out. I was unaware of it.
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  15. Eddy

    Eddy Guru

    The crash was on the flat near the finish, I saw it but never realised it was fatal , a coming together with another rider , nothing to do with the course .
    Reports saying the rider died of a Heart attack .
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