The biking world was devastated at the moment by the noon information that Swiss bicycle owner Gino Mäder of Bahrain Victorious has died on account of accidents suffered in a crash throughout yesterday’s descent of the Albulapass. Mäder and American Magnus Sheffield of INEOS crashed closely on the descent to the end city of La Punt, with Sheffield struggling a concussion as effectively, however Mäder was rapidly airlifted to the hospital in a really precarious situation. Medical doctors tried to maintain him in a single day however weren’t profitable. Following the announcement of his loss of life, the sixth stage of the Tour de Suisse was neutralized and shortened to a 30km procession to honor Mäder.
Mäder, 26, was a proficient stage racer who often excelled in time trials, and whose most interesting moments embrace taking fifth place within the 2021 Vuelta a España, second general within the Tour de Romandie final yr, and fifth in Paris-Good this spring. He additionally scored a stage victory within the 2021 Giro d’Italia in Ascoli Piceno. Mäder was from Flawil within the jap Swiss Canton of St. Gallen. He was a outstanding observe bicycle owner earlier than turning to the street completely in 2019. Mäder represented Switzerland on the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, the place he competed within the street race.
No phrase but on whether or not the race will proceed as deliberate on Saturday or whether or not Bahrain Victorious will participate.