Wim van Est passes away

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Robert Chung, May 1, 2003.

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  1. Robert Chung

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    At 80. He was wearing the yellow jersey when he went off the road in perhaps the most famous fall in
    TdF history. Cyclingnews.com has a story about the fall:
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/van_est.shtml

    Part of the legend of his fall is that they threw down a rope to pull him back up, but the rope was
    too short. They lengthened it by tying in all of the tubular tyres they had, but after getting him
    up the tyres had all stretched and couldn't be used again so they had to pull the team.
     
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  2. Davide Tosi

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