Help! I need info on deaths of riders

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    aplejacs1 New Member

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    hi. I have to do a college paper and I need info on riders that have been killed while competeing in the Tour de France. the latest death i can find is Fabio Casartelli in 1995. I thought there has been atleast one since then. I have searched and searched and cant find anything. If anyone knows anything or of any good sites that might have it I greatly appreciate the help!!!

    thanks amanda
     
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    steve Administrator
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    Fabio Casartelli was the last rider to die in the TDF. A few years ago a spectator was killed when he/she got hit by either a team car or a rider, i'm not sure which.

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    Sadly, yes...a spectator was run over and I believe that it was a little boy that ran into the road to grab some candy thrown by people in the caravan.

    If it helps, an English rider, Tom Simpson, died while climbing a mountain on a very hot day. It was found that he had dope in his system. A google search will surely find something about that (it is perhaps the most high profile tour related death).
     
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    reee
     
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