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September 03, 2010



And then their soigneur died too -- although he suffered from an apparently unrelated virus. They've all pulled out of the Vuelta now.

alistair fitchett

Oh gosh, I knew he was in hospital and in a coma, but that is awful news. Very sad. I also heard, wrongly it now seems, that his illness *was* related to the mystery virus affecting others on the team. Not a good week for cycling really, after the loss of Laurent Fignon :(


Yes, and then on Wednesday Jean Nelissen, who was cycling commentator on Dutch TV for decades, passed away too.

alistair fitchett

Any relation to Wilfred Nelissen?


No. But Danny Nelissen (world amateur champion in '95, who had to retire long long afterwards because of a heart condition and now works for Eurosport) is his nephew.


gracias a Dios por intiresny

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