Cycling reacts with sorrow and disbelief at the death of Gino Mäder at the Tour de Suisse

Social media has been flooded with messages of sympathy and support for those who knew the 26-year-old Swiss rider

Sombre scenes at the Tour de Suisse 2023 stage six after the death of GIno Mader
Sombre scenes on the morning of stage six
(Image credit: Dario Belingheri / Getty Images)

The world of cycling reacted with horror and sadness to the tragic death of Gino Mäder following a high-speed crash at the Tour de Suisse.

The 26-year-old Bahrain Victorious rider crashed into a ravine descending the Albulapass on stage five of the race.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.