Author Topic: Wouter Weylandt  (Read 7610 times)

mattc

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Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2011, 04:06:28 pm »
A minor issue, but I feel for the commentators trying to talk for 5 hours today - tough job. I'd rather be in the peloton, I think :(
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jogler

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Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2011, 04:24:38 pm »
He must've been full of hope when he set off this morning.

this comment simply but dramatically illustrates how fragile our hopes,aspirations & indeed our lives are & how we take a lot for granted.
Condolences to his family,friends & colleagues
RIP W.W..

Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2011, 04:41:22 pm »
The commentators are doing a very good job I think, and as mattc just said, I really don't envy them their job today :(

fungus

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Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2011, 05:07:06 pm »
Very sad to watch the last few k's of todays stage  :(
Really feel for Tyler.

RIP Wouter Weylandt
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Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2011, 07:06:16 pm »
David Harmon did a great job today

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/HeYMzIk-aHM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/HeYMzIk-aHM&rel=1</a> So moving

As Harmon said, events like this remind you that it's really one big family.

Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2011, 07:20:45 pm »
I don't think the race was officially neutralised, the riders themselves agreed not to contest it and let the Motorola team cross the line first. They donated all their prize money that day to a fund in Casartelli's honour (and the Tour matched it). I expect the peloton will make a similar decision today.

When the riders get together and agree on something, there's not much the organisers can do except go along with it.

The riders are the stars, not the fat blokes in red cars, after all.
The journey is always more important than the destination

Rhys W

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Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2011, 07:57:15 pm »
Yes of course. I believe the Giro organisation had declared the stage neutralized anyway. I think they've handled it pretty well, and the peloton have been exceptional.

Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2011, 08:43:05 pm »
A desperately sad time for all of us in the armchair peloton.  Just watched the last few k's of today's tribute.  Very touching.  And a special mention to David Millar, the race could not have had a more eloquent race leader on such a day.
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eck

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Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2011, 08:45:59 pm »
What Charterhall said. ^^^  :(
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2011, 08:53:13 pm »
A desperately sad time for all of us in the armchair peloton.  Just watched the last few k's of today's tribute.  Very touching.  And a special mention to David Millar, the race could not have had a more eloquent race leader on such a day.

I quite agree - without full coverage, I've only seen bits, but I think they've shown the fullest respect, the organisers as well as the riders.  Cyclists do seem to be unusually eloquent for sports people, and David Millar has been a fine spokesperson since his rehabilitation.

Rhys W

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Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2011, 09:28:35 pm »
What Charterhall said. ^^^  :(

Totally agree. Millar the patron.

Poor old Tyler Farrar.  :'(

Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2011, 09:47:59 pm »
I cried when I watched Tyler coming over the line earlier  :'(

Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2011, 10:11:06 pm »
A desperately sad time for all of us in the armchair peloton.  Just watched the last few k's of today's tribute.  Very touching.  And a special mention to David Millar, the race could not have had a more eloquent race leader on such a day.

+1

I haven't watched it yet but, having seen Millar speak before, if there's anyone who could say or do the right thing, it's him.

So sad the Leopard Trek team pulled out. I'd've liked to have seem them go for a stage later on in honour of WW, as Armstrong did for Casartelli. But that's up to them and their feelings.
The journey is always more important than the destination

Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2011, 10:11:57 pm »
I cried when I watched Tyler coming over the line earlier  :'(

I fully expect to leak when I see it later on.
The journey is always more important than the destination

Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2011, 10:12:37 pm »
Cyclists do seem to be unusually eloquent for sports people

+1
The journey is always more important than the destination

Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2011, 12:08:14 am »
I cried when I watched Tyler coming over the line earlier  :'(

Yes, me too, I've just switched it off. It was well done all round - riders, organisers, crowd and commentators. I'm not sure I could have stomached crossing the line today if I were them.

mattc

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Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2011, 08:14:29 am »
David Harmon did a great job today

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/HeYMzIk-aHM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/HeYMzIk-aHM&rel=1</a> So moving

As Harmon said, events like this remind you that it's really one big family.
that vid has been pulled by the Copyright holders - whcih seems a bit petty  >:(
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2011, 11:59:51 am »
David Harmon did a great job today

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/HeYMzIk-aHM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/HeYMzIk-aHM&rel=1</a> So moving

As Harmon said, events like this remind you that it's really one big family.
that vid has been pulled by the Copyright holders - whcih seems a bit petty  >:(

Youtube are madly pulling anything of the crash the instant they find it, I expect that's why they did so fast on this occasion. To be honest, I really wish I hadn't seen the immediate post crash images, I can't get them out of my head.

Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2011, 12:07:16 pm »
Thoughts from JV:

To Live And Be Alive | Cyclingnews.com

Powerful stuff.
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clarion

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Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2011, 12:36:44 pm »
I don't want to see the crash.  But I'm glad I saw the finish before the vid was pulled.
Getting there...

Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #45 on: May 11, 2011, 12:40:06 pm »
I don't want to see the crash.  But I'm glad I saw the finish before the vid was pulled.

Yeah sorry, I didn't mean that to sound like they pulled yesterday's finish because of crash images on it, there weren't. I just think the Youtube pulling system has gone into overdrive and they are actively seeking out copyright infringements with Giro etc. as keywords because there were so many copies of the actual crash around on Monday night.

citoyen

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Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #46 on: May 11, 2011, 12:40:19 pm »
To be honest, I really wish I hadn't seen the immediate post crash images, I can't get them out of my head.

+1

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Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #47 on: May 11, 2011, 12:42:32 pm »
Some footage of yesterday's memorial stage here:

La tappa del ricordo - Video - Gazzetta TV
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Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2011, 12:46:20 pm »

Re: Wouter Weylandt
« Reply #49 on: May 11, 2011, 01:29:40 pm »
Thoughts from JV:

To Live And Be Alive | Cyclingnews.com

Powerful stuff.

Jeeze - I've had a blub at my desk reading that.