Demoitié dies in Gent-Wevelgem

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Demoitié dies in Gent-Wevelgem

Postby find_bruce » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:00 pm

Sadly Antoine Demoitié has died from his injuries after crashing in Gent-Wevelgem & then he was run over by a motorbike

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Re: Demoitié dies in Gent-Wevelgem

Postby trailgumby » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:32 pm

More incidents with motos/vehicles on the course. As if road bike racing isn't dangerous enough. So completely unnecessary.

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Re: Demoitié dies in Gent-Wevelgem

Postby RonK » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:42 pm

The sheer number of motos in a race is astonishing.

In one of this years races I counted 8 motos accompanying the solo breakaway rider.

In another a rider was run down and injured by a medic moto (which did not even stop to assist) overtaking at high speed.

This is likely to lead to a riders strike.
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Re: Demoitié dies in Gent-Wevelgem

Postby biker jk » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:07 pm

Get rid of the media motorbikes and use cameras on bikes and drones.

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Re: Demoitié dies in Gent-Wevelgem

Postby Sharkey » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:55 am

Enough is Enough - A retrospective of moto and racer incidents before today (01:20 Music)

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