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Wouter Weylandt dies in Giro crash

Updated: May 9, 2011, 11:50 PM ET
Associated Press

MILAN -- Hurtling down an Italian mountain pass at a speed that only a car would normally reach, Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt lost control of his bike for just a split second. In a sport where the smallest mistake can have catastrophic consequences, it proved lethal.

Weylandt tumbled to his death Monday in a downhill crash during the third stage of the Giro d'Italia, with the riders going 40 mph to 50 mph at the time. It was the first fatality at the Italian race in 25 ...

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