May 11th, 2011
Giro D’Italia organisers have promised to double check the safety of the stage 14 mountain descent, where Wouter weylandt was tragically killed this week. The descent currently has large areas of un-tarmacked road and no crash barriers on corners, only ski nets, which cyclists say are not enough. Race director Angelo Zomegnan told La Gazzetta dello Sport the following today: “I understand after Wouter Weylandt’s death that riders are worried about the descent of the Crostis. “That’s why we will send various members of the organisation to check out the untarmacked sector.” Many top cyclists have already passed on their highest regards to the Weylandt family, and the rest of the team has now pulled out of the competition.