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Giro race director Angelo Zomegnan: ‘The race will go on’

  • By Caley Fretz
  • Published May. 9, 2011
  • Updated May. 10, 2011 at 7:18 AM EDT

RAPALLO, Italy (VN) – Giro d’Italia race director Angelo Zomegnan said “the race will go on,” after the death of Wouter Weylandt. How riders and teams will decide to act remains unknown.

“Tomorrow, the riders will interpret how they want to ride,” Zomegnan said. “Whatever choice they make, we will respect it.”

The Giro will take a somber tone for Tuesday’s fourth stage.

“Tomorrow we plan to pay homage,” Zomegnan said. “In the afternoon we will turn off the music and keep a low profile.”

Zomegnan and Giro doctor Giovanni Tredici were not forthcoming with further details of Weylandt’s death.

“Before we give any further details, we would like to meet with the widow and Wouter’s father,” Zomegnan said.

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Caley Fretz

Caley Fretz

Tech Editor Caley Fretz came on board with VN in September 2010, and now splits his year between Boulder, Colorado and Annecy, France. Beyond his journalistic pursuits, he is a category 1 road, 'cross and track racer. He also holds a pro XC mountain bike license, though unlicensed racing is now more his style.

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