Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Remembering Wouter Weylandt

Those that ride on the stretch of road between San Siro Foce and Borgonovo will encounter a small but significant memory to the young Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt who lost his life in this year's edition of the Giro d'Italia.

The sculptor, Luigi Santini, used a slab of sandstone from the quarries of Carniglia to carve Weylandt descending the tortuous turns. The dedication: "To Wouter with the affection of all".

The artist, with the consent of the mayor of Mezzanego, Danilo Repetto, was moved to create this plaque as a way of saying that Wouter Weylandt is not and will not be forgotten.

Note: thanks Jac Zwart for contribution.

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