The death of Gino Mäder was, unfortunately, one of the most marking moments of the cycling season. The tragic crash at the Tour de Suisse claimed the life of one of the peloton's most talented riders. The criminal investigation into the crash concluded today with no charges.
On stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse, Mäder crashed in the final descent of the Albulapass at very high speed and into a ravine area. He was resuscitated on scene but succumbed to his injuries the morning after. The crash has led to increased safety measures and attention during many other races as a consequence but the Graubünden public prosecutor's office's investigation into the crash concluded that the race organization could not be blamed for the accident.
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The officials responsible for safety had adequate specifications, which were followed on the day of the accident," it was reported. It was also concluded that no other rider was involved in the crash, and that it was a completely separate incident to that of Magnus Sheffield who also rode down the ravine in the same location minutes before.