Tuesday, September 14, 2010

R.I.P. Thomas Casarotto, 1990-2010

Thomas Casarotto, an extremely talented young Italian rider from the Generali UC Arcobaleno Mestre squad who was seriously injured after crashing into a small SUV which was unexpectedly on the side of the road on a descent on the third stage of the Giro del Friuli Venezia Giuli, died today at age 19. He was taken off life support and his organs donated to save the lives of others. He would have been 20 years old in late December.

Here he is in action:

Condolences to his team, family, and the Italian cycling community.

1 comment:

PJ said...

Sad and so unnecessary. As if this sport didn't have its own inherent dangers--speed, less than perfect road conditions, turns, etc,--- cars on the road, dogs, and crazy fans are just too much.