That bites! There are always a few mishaps on the Giro. But not too many deaths. European stage racing is TOUGH. Most people including cyclists don't realize how much of a super human mutant you need to be just to race let alone win. I don't follow it like I used to. Don't ride as much either since I wore out my knees. I have a friend at work who still does endurance mountain bike racing at 48! He follows the racing scene closely. I bought my 1st Trooper largely becaue of the roof rack space.