Remco Evenepoel speaks for all after Gino Mäder’s tragic accident

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Remco Evenepoel: “Gino would have wanted us to continue.”

Despite the ventilated possibility of interrupting the Tour of Switzerland due to the tragic death of Gino Mäder, who died on Friday from the consequences of a crash in the previous day’s stage), the riders in the race decided to continue, driven in part by the wishes of the Swiss cyclist’s family.

Providing even more clarity was Remco Evenepoel, the reigning world champion who is also involved in the stage race on the roads of the Confederation: “It is not an easy moment, but I think we have to go on – the words of the Belgian reported by ‘Tuttobiciweb’ -. Between yesterday and today I talked a lot with the organization and also with all the riders (…). I think the first thing to do is to follow the family’s and the team’s request for privacy, Gino loved cycling and certainly would want the race to continue, we have to move forward and do it for him respecting everyone who decides to stop.”

The mood at the start of Saturday’s stage in the town of Tubach was very somber: the race organization decided, for today, to stop the times for the general classification at the 25-kilometer banner at the finish line, also eliminating all chances for bonuses (both for intermediate and final finishes).

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