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“He lost the battle for life.” Swiss cyclist falls off a cliff and crashes to death

Date: April 12, 2024 Time: 17:31:34

“He lost the battle for life.” Swiss cyclist falls off a cliff and crashes to death

Andrey Shitikhin June 16, 2023, 17:40 Moscow time

The tragedy happened in the fifth stage of the Tour of Switzerland. Gino Moeder was only 26 years old.

A horrifying collision between two athletes during the fifth stage of the Tour of Switzerland resulted in the death of Bahraini cyclist Victorious Gino Moeder. In a steep downhill bend shortly before the finish line, the 26-year-old Swiss collided with Ineos Grenadiers’ American Magnus Sheffield, after which they both fell off a cliff.

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The tragedy occurred in the most dangerous section of the race, where the athletes gained great speed. This is the last descent before the finish line. Tour de Suisse doctor Roland Krösch arrived at the scene of the incident just a couple of minutes later. According to him, both athletes were lying in the bed of a mountain stream. Sheffield was conscious, but Maeder had no pulse.

“I spent 25 minutes in CPR, his heart started working again,” Kroes told Blick.

Möder was immediately evacuated by medical helicopter to a hospital in the city of Chur, where doctors fought for his life for more than 12 hours. But at 11:30 local time, the athlete passed away. According to Rösch, he most likely had severe internal head injuries, as the doctor found no visible external injuries during the examination.

Gino Moeder

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“It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we must announce the death of Gino Maeder. On June 16, after a serious accident in the fifth stage of the Tour of Switzerland, Gino lost the battle for his life, having received serious injuries. The team is devastated by this tragic news. All of our thoughts and prayers are with Gino’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. Today and every day we run for you, Gino”, the Bahrain – Victorious team issued such a statement.

Moeder began his professional career in 2019 with Dimension Data and joined Bahrain-Victorious in 2021. As part of this team, he won stages in the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Switzerland, and Tour of Romandie, and was also recognized as the best cyclist. youngster in the 2021 Vuelta a España, in which he placed fifth overall. rankings

Magnus Sheffield was hospitalized with bruises and a concussion, his life is not in danger.

One of the world’s strongest cyclists, Remco Evenepul of the Soudal-QuickStep team, criticized race organizers for a dangerous descent at the finish of the most difficult mountain stage.

“None of the riders would want to finish after such a dangerous descent. It would be better to end up on the mountain. I heard some of the guys fell off in the turn,” Evenepul said just after the finish, when Moeder’s condition was not yet known. Evenepul’s position was supported by other riders in the peloton.

The sixth stage of the Tour of Switzerland was canceled due to the tragedy. The final stage will be held in memory of Gino Moeder. The Swiss athlete’s death was the first in cycling from injuries during a race since August 5, 2019. Then, at the Tour of Poland, 22-year-old Belgian Bjorg Lambrecht died after a fall. In September 2020, Russian Pavel Sveshnikov died of cardiac arrest at international track and field competitions in Moscow.

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The Russian athlete died right during the cycling race. Sveshnikov’s heart could not take it.

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