Giro doctor: ‘There was nothing we could do’

  • By Andrew Hood
  • Published May. 9, 2011
  • Updated May. 9, 2011 at 6:03 PM EDT

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.

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Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood cut his journalistic teeth at Colorado dailies before the web boom opened the door to European cycling in the mid-1990s. Hood has covered every Tour de France since 1996 and has been VeloNews' European correspondent since 2002.

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