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    Fatality at the Mountain Bike World Cup


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    Damn. So young.

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    Terrible news.

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    Prayers and wishes go out to her family and friends.
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    Hate to hear this. I'm a praying man and will be lifting up all affected by this.

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    So young, very sad.

    Life can be so fragile, enjoy it while we can. Vibes to her family and friends.

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    very sad to hear this.

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    Sad to hear and condolences to all who knew her, but it really bugs me when they don't release ANY details about the crash and/or injuries. It is a wonderful learning/teaching experience and could perhaps help others from meeting the same fate.

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    What terrible news. And it's so sudden and much too soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by musikron View Post
    Sad to hear and condolences to all who knew her, but it really bugs me when they don't release ANY details about the crash and/or injuries. It is a wonderful learning/teaching experience and could perhaps help others from meeting the same fate.
    They will release the details but they have to investigate first and get the details straight. The media has a nasty habit of putting 2 and 2 together and making 5 if they feel it's a better story when only given partial details.
    Condolences to her friends and family

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    Very sad to see.

    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJon View Post
    They will release the details but they have to investigate first and get the details straight. The media has a nasty habit of putting 2 and 2 together and making 5 if they feel it's a better story when only given partial details.
    Condolences to her friends and family
    I understand that, but really whats the harm in this case? The media outright lies and speculates on very important socio-political events on a daily basis. Stating even preliminary details has very little consequences if they get them wrong.

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    Poor kid.

    Has to happen now and then I guess. It's a dangerous sport.

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    Re: Fatality at the Mountain Bike World Cup

    Requiescat en pace Ann

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    Tragedy in Meribel: Dutch Mountain Biker Killed at the World Cup | Mpora

    She crashed off of a very safe and tame looking bridge. How hard was that?

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    Wow so sad to hear news like this.

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    So sad. RIP. She was an amazing athlete, an incredible cyclist. She still is an inspiration and will be, I hope, for many years to come.

    Quote Originally Posted by musikron View Post
    Tragedy in Meribel: Dutch Mountain Biker Killed at the World Cup | Mpora

    She crashed off of a very safe and tame looking bridge. How hard was that?
    From my experience, the worst crashes tend to be freak accidents like this. All it takes is a small mistake, a litttle too fast, not as focused due to the ease of it or the familiarity. It doesn't take much. Let's face it, many xc riders at that level are riding terrain at speeds that have serious consequences for even a small error. At those speeds in that field, I would even argue that nothing is really easy. Everyone is pushing their limits.

    It looks like she took it a bit too fast, got bucked off, and fell in the worst possible way in the worst possible place. There's no way to predict that or plan for it. And I can see it happening because I've seen similar accidents happen before.

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    Fatality at the Mountain Bike World Cup

    Man that's sad ! In this sport or any other , you never know , we are always taking a risk when we ride !


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    Quote Originally Posted by musikron View Post
    Sad to hear and condolences to all who knew her, but it really bugs me when they don't release ANY details about the crash and/or injuries. It is a wonderful learning/teaching experience and could perhaps help others from meeting the same fate.
    Really? Someone dies, you don't get enough details for your virtual rubbernecking, and then you have the audacity to say it could be a "wonderful" learning/teaching experience?

    Over the line, man.

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