Gino Mäder Wik – Gino Mäder Biography
Gino Mäder, a Swiss cyclist, died at the age of 26 after a mishap on the fifth stage of the Tour de Suisse, his Bahrain Victorious team reported on Friday.
Almost 200 kilometers into the race, Mader crashed at high speed with American rider Magnus Sheffield, race organizers said in a statement on Thursday. They were descending the Albula Pass towards La Punt, where the stage ended. Mader fell into a ravine and was found motionless in the water, organizers said Thursday, before being resuscitated and transported to a hospital in the city of Chur by air ambulance. On Friday 16th June, following a very serious crash during stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse, Gino lost his battle to recover from the severe injuries he sustained,” Bahrain Victorious said in a statement. “Our entire team is devastated by this tragic accident, and our thoughts and prayers are with Gino’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.
Mäder, who has been riding for Bahrain Victorious since 2021, previously won stages of the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de Suisse. He also placed fifth in the general classification of the Vuelta a España two years ago, in the process winning the young rider classification. One of Switzerland’s top cyclists and a popular figure in the peloton, Mäder announced last year that he would donate one Swiss franc ($1.12) towards the fight against the climate crisis for every rider that finished behind him at races in 2022.
Gino Mäder was 26 years old.
Gino Mäder Death: Tributes
“We are devastated by the loss of our exceptional cyclist, Mäder,” said Milan Erzen, managing director of Bahrain Victorious. “His talent, dedication, and enthusiasm were an inspiration to us all. Not only was he an extremely talented cyclist, but a great person off the bike. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones, and our thoughts are with them during this difficult time. “Bahrain Victorious will race in his honor, keeping his memory on every road we race. We are determined to show the spirit and passion Gino displayed, and he will always remain an integral part of our team.
” The 21-year-old Sheffield, who rides for Ineos Grenadiers, was found responsive with bruises and a concussion after the crash, race organizers said on Thursday. He was transported to Samedan Hospital. Ineos Grenadiers later said that Sheffield was kept in the hospital overnight on Thursday for observation after suffering a concussion and soft tissue damage.