I had my day planned out, I was going to eat breakfast, watch the Giro and head out for a long day of training. I am still sitting on the couch feeling numb after today's stage. I was not a cyclist when Fabio Casartelli died, I was not watching the stage of Paris Nice when Andre Kivilev lost his life, but I was watching today.
I will never forget the images of them cutting Weylandt's helmet off. The scene of the cars and the riders telling the cameras to get away. I hoped and prayed for the next 40 minutes that he would recover. We all just learned that he died from his injuries. I hope he felt no pain, and was gone the moment he fell. I am so very sorry for his family, friends, and teammates. It is rare that an athlete dies while participating in their sport; I can only recall a few others (Hank Gathers,