RAPALLO, Italy (VN) – Giro d’Italia doctor Giovanni Tredici said “there was nothing we could do” to revive Wouter Weylandt.
Tredici confirmed that Weylandt died of brain trauma caused by a high-impact crash.
“He died from a fracture to the front of his skull,” Tredici told journalists in the press room in Rapallo. “We arrived at the scene 30 seconds after the crash. There was nothing we could do to revive him.”
Weylandt apparently crashed on the front of his face with the resulting injuries causing his death, Tredici said.
Giro d’Italia race director Angelo Zomengan is scheduled to begin a press conference at 7:30 pm local time and is expected to reveal more details of Weylandt’s tragic death.