I was there, at the meet.
It was horrific. It is horrific. His girlfriend was also there. I cannot get the imagery out of my head.
It was our first league race of the year. Elite men's Keirin, and four of our top guys (two National Squad riders who were in Manchester in October, including Nell, and a Junior who was raced Junior worlds, plus one other) were literally four abreast going down the back straight and through the turn. gonig into turn four, the outermost rider pulled ahead. Hard to say what happens next, but Jeanne Nell and the rider below him touched, and both went down hard. Sparks sprayed (concrete track) and Jeanne ragdolled down to the blue.
And that is what happened.
I wont go into the next 45 min.
People, appreciate each moment. smell the roses. wear your helmet.
He was only 30.