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Caretaker 05-23-11 04:59 AM

Xavier Tondo Dies in Freak Accident
 
Spanish rider Tondo, 6th in last years Vuelta, reported tragically killed in accident with his garage door.

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/230520...rage-door.html

Cat4Lifer 05-23-11 09:57 AM

Tragic.
The pro-peloton has lost a real hero.

DLBroox 05-23-11 11:24 AM

Wow, shockingly tragic.

Caretaker 05-23-11 11:40 AM

Cycling Loses an Anti-Doping Hero
 
In a tragic accident earlier today cycling lost a hero.

He never won a Grand Tour but he's still a hero.

http://www.cyclesportmag.com/feature...rt-to-freedom/

Cat4Lifer 05-23-11 02:50 PM

why did you make two threads about the same topic?

Caretaker 05-23-11 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cat4Lifer (Post 12683136)
why did you make two threads about the same topic?

Same person but a different topic. Tondo didn't choose how he died but he did how he lived his life.

I was celebrating his life, something that needs highlighting with all the negative stuff on this forum. There are others in the peloton fighting the good fight despite what some people say.

ultraman6970 05-23-11 03:38 PM

I been reading the reports and the dead of this guy is so weird, the spanish newspapers say the door was clonsing all the time so he step out of the car to check it up, while checking the door the car some how moved forwards and he got caught between the car and the garage door. Weird.

My hypothesis is that this guy was killed, automatic garage doors do not go down and don't weight that much to kill somebody, besides u have sensors at the bottom so the door simply stops. Unless his garage door weights 3 tons, the chains and mechanisms couldn't not stand the weight and stuff. Too weird.

Commodus 05-23-11 03:58 PM

It is weird. And bloody tragic.

forrest_m 05-24-11 03:51 AM

Very tragic about Tondo, he was one of my favorite riders.

Regarding the conspiracy theories, I don't know anything about the details, but will point out that here in Spain, it is quite common to have really, really steep ramps and/or tight corners getting into or out of garages, mostly due to narrow streets, no building setbacks and small lots. (For example, in my apartment building, the final ramp from the garage slopes up to the street at almost 30%, I have to pull up to the ramp, hit the garage door opener, then back up and take a run at the ramp to make it out of the garage) Later reports are saying he got pinned between the car and the door, it is pretty easy to imagine a scenario where the door gets stuck and the car accidentally rolls forward while he's only halfway out or something equally senseless. Anyway, the point is that if you're imagining an american-style roll-up garage door leading out onto a flat driveway, you probably have an inaccurate picture in your head.


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