Gino Mäder, 26 years old, died as a result of a fall during the Tour de Suisse Cycling

Gino Mäder, 26 years old, died as a result of a fall during the Tour de Suisse

Gino Mäder, 26 years old, died as a result of a fall during the Tour de Suisse

Terrible news from Switzerland: Gino Mäder has sadly past away. The 26-year-old Swiss rider of Bahrain Victorious crashed on Thursday during the descent of the Albulapass and passed away due to the consequences of that crash.

Bahrain Victorious, Mäder's team, shared the devastating news in a statement. "It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we have to announce the passing of Gino Mäder. On Friday 16th June, following a very serious crash during stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse, Gino lost his battle to recover from the severe injuries he sustained. Our entire team is devastated by this tragic accident, and our thoughts and prayers are with Gino’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time."

"Following the high-speed incident which occurred on the final descent of Thursday’s stage, the 26 year old was resuscitated, before being airlifted to hospital. Despite the best efforts of the phenomenal staff at Chur hospital, Gino couldn’t make it through this, his final and biggest challenge, and at 11:30am we said goodbye to one of the shining lights of our team. Gino was an extraordinary athlete, an example of determination, a valued member of our team and the whole cycling community." his team wrote.

Milan Erzen, manager at Bahrain Victorious, said, "We are devastated by the loss of our exceptional cyclist, Gino Mäder. His talent, dedication and enthusiasm were an inspiration to us all. Not only was he an extremely talented cyclist, but a great person off the bike. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones, and our thoughts are with them during this difficult time. Bahrain Victorious will race in his honour, keeping his memory on every road we race."

Mäder was 26 years old. The Swiss climber crashed along with Magnus Sheffield of INEOS Grenadiers during the descent of the Albulapass and the severity of the situation was immediately apparent. At, we join Bahrain Victorious in their statement and extend our heartfelt condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy.

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