Swiss police are currently investigating the exact cause of Gino Mäder's fatal crash on stage five of the Tour de Suisse, with Quinn Simmons potentially contributing. The young American was riding behind the Swiss cyclist at the time of Mäder's fall, he writes on Instagram.
The Bahrain Victorious rider fell in the same corner as Magnus Sheffield, a compatriot of Simmons. He immediately saw that things were wrong with Mäder. "I was riding behind Gino when he fell and stopped immediately to alert the emergency services and lead them to him. I feel defeated at his tragic death and my thoughts are with his family, loved ones and teammates. Gino was an example to all of us and we will honor him the best we can."
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Trek-Segafredo manager's wife - herself a nurse - encourages Simmons in responses. "Steven told me what you did. You are a hero because you gave him the small chance to be saved. Take your time Quinn, talk about it with your family and friends. As an aid worker I am proud of you."
Just like many other riders, Simmons didn't take off to the next stage and returned to his home in United States.