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« on: November 24, 2013, 12:01 »

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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 17:27 »

    RIP
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 17:33 »
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 17:47 »
    So sad :'(

    I think we might need a special memorial thread here the all-too-common losses to the cycling community.
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #4 on: November 24, 2013, 17:51 »
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #5 on: July 11, 2014, 16:48 »
    Fifty nine year old former pro Jean-Louis Gauthier was found dead next to his bike near Angoulême, almost certainly the result of a heart attack.

    Gauthier won two stages of the Tour de France and also wore the yellow jersey in the 1983 edition.

    Source: Sud Ouest via Paul Kimmage on Twitter

    http://www.sudouest.fr/2014/07/11/charente-un-ancien-maillot-jaune-du-tour-de-france-retrouve-mort-a-cote-de-son-velo-1612910-813.php (FR)
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #7 on: August 30, 2014, 15:51 »
    That link of Leadbelly's is about the junior ITT world champion, Igor Decraene, being found dead.
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #8 on: August 30, 2014, 16:33 »
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #9 on: September 01, 2014, 00:41 »
    Cycling is not a healthy sport. Too often the focus is on the doping circus and all health and wellbeing of the riders are ignored. These youngsters, and others looking to step up are already pushed to the limit physically, then you add on the pressure of competition and trying to survive/make it in that environment.

    And it really doesn't get better moving up either. Pity JV didn't answer my question during the Q&A. Cycling is still stuck in the 1900s.
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #10 on: September 01, 2014, 08:03 »
    that's true Tuart

    although in this case, Decraene's family has now said it was no suicide but he was hit by that train by accident
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #11 on: September 01, 2014, 08:59 »
    that's true Tuart

    although in this case, Decraene's family has now said it was no suicide but he was hit by that train by accident

    Yeah, still doesn't change anything I said, just means it's not linked with a suicide by Decraene. Sad all round
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #13 on: September 20, 2014, 11:37 »
    http://www.lesoir.be/659487/article/sports/cyclisme/2014-09-20/cycliste-pino-cerami-est-decede

    I'm so sad, right now. You can't know how much of a loved figure Pino was in the Walloon land.

    Was the oldest Paris-Roubaix winner still alive. There's not much I want to add, right now.  :we all gonna die:
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    « Reply #14 on: September 20, 2014, 13:47 »
    Rest in peace Pino. :(
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #15 on: June 09, 2016, 12:16 »
    Horrible news. A 27 year old Belgian cyclist of Hermée, near Liège committed suicide, jumping off the viaduct of Remouchamps, close to the Redoute, his favourite climb.

    Vincent Tilkin raced as an amateur for the club of Haccourt a town near the Dutch border (near Liege). He had a real passion for cycling. "Cycling was everything for him. It's the only thing he had in his life", said his father. He also was an employee at the Belgian railway company.

    the Viaduct of Remouchamps is known as the "bridge of the suicidals". Local authorities have erected barriers on it to dissuade the desperate ones (as you can see on the picture on the left).



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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #16 on: June 23, 2016, 16:08 »
    The Miller of Pistoia. The man who defied Coppi. Dual winner of Milan-Sanremo and last Italian to do so before 17 years. Founder of the ITT race Firenze-Pistoia and former consultant for the RAI.

    RIP Loretto Petrucci

    http://www.repubblica.it/sport/ciclismo/2016/06/17/news/morto_loretto_petrucci-142256387/
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #18 on: January 01, 2017, 13:33 »
    It took me half an hour to open the page but I really wished to celebrate the legend of Ferdi Kübler which hopefully will live on forever. Rest in Peace, young man (1919-2016).

    RIP to Étienne Fabre, Daniel Willems and Edgard Sorgeloos who also passed away in late 2016. Very harsh for cyclists.  :(


    Edit: and now René De Clercq, a former accomplished cyclocrosser in the late sixties and father of Mario De Clercq, first celebrity to pass away in 2017. Nice year start.  :(
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #19 on: February 03, 2017, 10:24 »
    RIP Jean Bogaerts (19/01/1925-02/02/2017)

    First winner of the Omloop in 1945. Won it back in 1951.

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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #21 on: February 08, 2017, 16:15 »
    https://twitter.com/bikecomesfirst/status/828909401255841792

    I never heard about him, to be honest - but I really like this picture, posted on Ride's Facebook page earlier on today:



    edit: here's the interview with him, during which the photo was taken:

    The Lamentation - When unheralded racer Roger Walkowiak won the Tour de France in an upset, he lost the respect of a nation
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #22 on: February 08, 2017, 20:08 »
    It was a few weeks ago but I'd like to pay my respect to Giovanni Corrieri (07/02/1920-22/01/2017). Just a fortnight before his 97th birthday.  :(

    In say that several cycling haters claimed that because of the "bomba", riders from the fifties were doomed to die young.

    Giovanni Corrieri remaineda faithful gregario to Gino Bartali from his debut till the end of the latter's career. Despite that status he managed to win 10 GT stage and the very coveted season-opener Sassari-Cagliari.

    In a book that I really enjoyed "Le Lion de Toscane: la véridique histoire de Gino Bartali" by Jean-Paul Ollivier (Aurore, 1991), there's a picture of Giovanni Corrieri at home with an imposing painting of his famous leader hanging on his wall. It impressed me.



    How many riders of that era remain now? I can think of Émile Idée born on 19 July 1920 or of Bernard Gauthier born on 22 September 1924, Raphael Geminiani or Roger Decock, etc. There are fewer and fewer of them. :(
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #23 on: February 08, 2017, 20:57 »
    In say that several cycling haters claimed that because of the "bomba", riders from the fifties were doomed to die young.
    What's the "bomba"?
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #24 on: February 08, 2017, 21:31 »
    In Italy in the fifties it referred to a cocktail of amphetamines. Coppi famously said riders took it and it was not worth talking to those who claimed otherwise.
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #26 on: February 09, 2017, 11:05 »
    Terrible news.
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #27 on: February 10, 2017, 07:59 »
    What I've been told about Serge Baguet - and should be remembered of him - when he was still racing is that in the first part of his career (1991-1996) he was one of these talented Belgian Lotto riders who got totally cheated by EPO riders.

    I'd refer to this post of mine: http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=8279.0 (sorry it's not nice to quote oneself)

    Baguet won the Tryptique ardennais as an amateur, that classifies you. The best Ardennes specialists won it at that time. In 1993 he still could top10 the Walloon Arrow but then nothing of note until he stopped in 1996 and started working as a roof worker for 3 years.

    His come back was a mystery to me. What I've been told is less nice and it's probably not the right time to say but well maybe he changed his mind about ... (or not) Right away he won a stage at the Tour of France, 3rd at Amstel Gold, 5th at San Sebastian ... In anyway was there in history a rider who came back to cycling after three years? (other than in the context of the WW's of course) Frans Verbeeck came back after one year working as a milkman.

    So what I'll remember of him is that he was a victim of the worst era in cycling history and had to do a very hard job instead before getting back to cycling after three years.
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    Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
    « Reply #28 on: February 16, 2017, 08:37 »
    RIP Piet Rentmeester, winner of the 1962 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.

    He's also known as the "Pregnant cyclist" after having reportedly frauded at a dope test with the urine of his pregnant wife. He's always denied it.


    http://static1.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/2017-02-13/1089053/oud-wielrenner-piet-rentmeester-78-overleden-video#.WKVkk2_hC70

    http://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/2015-02-18/815508/zwangere-wielrenner-na-50-jaar-ik-heb-niet-gefraudeerd#.WKVk_2_hC72
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    « Reply #29 on: February 27, 2017, 15:31 »
    RIP Vito Ortelli (05/07/1921-24/02/2017)

    Another long-living Italian rider of the immediate post War era has gone. He regularly top10 Milan-Sanremo and the Tour of Italy and won Milan-Turin, the Tour of Piedmont and the Tour of Romagna.

    It's amazing how many Italian riders of that era have had a very long life.  :cool
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