Swiss bicycle owner Gino Mäder dies from accidents suffered in crash throughout Tour de Suisse


The 26-year-old Mäder crashed on a quick downhill street approaching the top of the mountainous fifth stage into La Punt.

Swiss bicycle owner Gino Mäder died on Friday, June 16, someday after crashing and falling down a ravine throughout a descent on the Tour de Suisse, the Bahrain-Victorious workforce stated. The 26-year-old Mäder crashed on a quick downhill street approaching the top of the mountainous fifth stage into La Punt.

“Gino misplaced his battle to recuperate from the extreme accidents he sustained,” the workforce stated in a press release. “Regardless of one of the best efforts of the exceptional workers at Chur hospital, Gino could not make it by this, his ultimate and largest problem, and at 11:30 am we stated goodbye to one of many shining lights of our workforce.”

Medical workers who reached Mäder discovered him immobile in water. They carried out CPR earlier than he was airlifted to the hospital.

“Our whole workforce is devastated by this tragic accident, and our ideas and prayers are with Gino’s household and family members throughout this extremely troublesome time,” Bahrain-Victorious stated.

The Tour de Suisse is a preparation race forward of subsequent month’s Tour de France. Mäder’s dying was introduced about half-hour earlier than the scheduled begin of the sixth stage within the eight-day race. The beginning was delayed and riders gathered in a silent tribute.

A ‘harmful descent’

The route for Thursday’s stage was later criticized by world champion Remco Evenepoel, who completed 10th and is fourth within the total standings.

“Whereas a summit end would have been completely doable, it wasn’t a very good determination to allow us to end down this harmful descent,” Evenepoel wrote on his Twitter account. “As riders, we also needs to take into consideration the dangers we take happening a mountain.”

A second rider additionally crashed on the identical spot. Magnus Sheffield of the US sustained a concussion and bruises and was handled at a neighborhood hospital.

Mäder was one among Switzerland’s finest younger riders. He received a stage on the 2021 Giro d’Italia and positioned fifth total within the Spanish Vuelta that 12 months. He additionally was fifth within the Paris-Good stage race in March.

“We’re heartbroken,” Tour de Suisse organizers stated in a press release. “Gino, you’ve got been a superb rider however much more a beautiful individual. At all times smiling and making folks blissful round you.”

Mäder was requested on Sunday on the race end by a reporter what would make him blissful on the finish of the week-long race.

“If I am nonetheless wholesome and I take pleasure in my dwelling race, possibly have some success with the workforce,” Mäder had stated. Staff supervisor Milan Erzen praised the rider, saying his “expertise, dedication and enthusiasm had been an inspiration to us all.”

“Not solely was he an especially gifted bicycle owner,” Erzen stated, “however an incredible individual off the bike.”

Le Monde with AP

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