Reaction to the tragic death of Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt
Belgium's Wouter Weylandt pedals
ALTERNATIVE CROP OF RAP109 - Belgium's Wouter Weylandt pedals along with his Leopard-Trek teammates during the first stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race in Turin, Italy, in this Saturday, May 7, 2011 photo. Weylandt died after falling at high speed during a descent about 20 kilometers (12.4-miles) from the finish of the third stage of the Giro from Reggio Emilia to Rapallo, on Monday, May 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
Delivering horrific news
Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) cycling race director Angelo Zomegnan holds a news conference after the conclusion of Monday's the third stage from Reggio Emilia to Rapallo. Giro d'Italia organizers said Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt died during the stage after a high-speed downhill crash little more than 12 miles from the finish.
Belgium's Wouter Weylandt, seen here during Saturday's first stage of the Giro d'Italia, died Monday after falling at high speed during a descent near the end of Stage 3. Weylandt, 26, whose pedal reportedly got stuck against a wall, leading to the crash, won the race's third stage nearly one year ago, on May 10, 2010. It is the first death of a rider in the race in 25 years.
France's Brice Feillu, teammate of Belgium's Wouter Weylandt, looks on at the finish area of the third stage Monday. After Weylandt's death, organizers canceled the day's prize ceremony.
Tough day for all
Brice Feillu boards his team's coach at the finish area Monday. Competition took a backseat to remembrance after Feillu teammate Wouter Weylandt died following a crash and fall.
Trying to get through it
A technician of the Leopard-Trek cycling team loads bycicles on a truck near to the finish area of the third stage Monday. Wouter Weylandt, who died after falling at high speed, was a member of the team.
Race goes on
The pack pedals during the third stage from Reggio Emilia to Rapallo. Spain's Angel Vicioso won the 107-mile stage. David Millar of Britain took the pink jersey as overall leader.
Monday's tragic death of cyclist Wouter Weylandt overshadowed one of the more scenic routes in cycling, the spin through the mountains from Reggio Emilia to Rapallo.