Originally Posted by raoc801
all the cyclists in Portugal are very sad.
yesterday died one of the best sprinters, he was part of our team for the olympic games this year,and was one of the best pro cyclists that we had.
he crashed during a race in the midle of the peloton,broke his helmet and cause a severe injury in his head.
His name was Bruno Neves and was 26 years old.he was racing for the team Maia.
So sorry to hear that.
While I love cycling, I know it has it's share of danger. Two years ago a driver ran straight through a group of 50 cyclists in my area, killing several and seriously injuring many others. When he got out of the car he cursed at them and said it showewd them right! He actually crossed the double yellow to hit them near head on! He later told the police he didn't remember the accident and he was on medication, he only got a small ticket for it!
I try ot be careful when on my bike, and be mindful of vehicles, but their is always risk...