Wouter Weylandt: Giro d'Italia peloton pays tribute five years on

Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt died during stage three of the Giro d'Italia on May 9 2011. Riders and fans take to social media to mark the five-year anniversary

Wouter Weylandt

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

May 9: Five years ago today, Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt lost his life after crashing during stage three of the 2011 Giro d'Italia.

Professional riders, teams and cycling fans alike have paid tribute to Weylandt, posting messages via social media.

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