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by Shane Stokes

October 6, 2017

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Canadian cycling mourning loss of 18-year-old rider

by Shane Stokes

Candian cycling and the Red Hook Criterium organisation are amongst those mourning the tragic loss of the young rider Clément Ouimet, who was killed while training on Wednesday. Ouimet was on his bike in Montreal and was hit by a car, suffering fatal injuries.

Red Hook Crit noted that he was a volunteer last year, but was old enough to compete this season and rode solidly.

Cervélo-Bigla rider Gabrielle Pilote posted her own tribute to him on Instagram, saying that she had met him recently and been impressed by him. “Last week I met a young boy at the bike shop near my apartment. I needed some help to set up my bike again to ride. It hit me how cool of a kid he was!

“Last night my heart stopped for a second when I found out a young man passed away after a car accident at the bottom of the climb we all use for training in the city. To then find out the boy that I thought was so cool and had such a great future ahead was the same than the one who just had that terrible accident. This is horrible and heartbreaking news!!! All my thoughts and prayers go to Clément’s family and friends.” She also appealed for greater patience and consideration on the roads, as well as a more careful observation of traffic rules.

Last week I met a young boy at the bike shop near my apartment, I needed some help to set up my bike again to ride. It hit me how cool of a kid he was! Last night my heart stopped for a second when I found out a young man passed away after a car accident at the bottom of the climb we all use for training in the city. To then find out the boy that I thought was so cool and had such a great futur ahead was the same than the one who just had that terrible accident. This is horrible and heartbreaking news!!! All my thoughts and prayers go to Clément’s family and friends! I really hope we can all learn from that, that rules on the roads are made for a reason and none of us are above them! Wether an illegal u-turn or a stop sign may SEEM useless we all have got to remember ITS NOT. lights, stops, speed limits and so on are there for a reason, to protect our lives and the lives of others. Remember it could’ve been you, your friends, your girlfriend or boyfriend, your sister or your brother, your kid, etc. For all of you cyclist and drivers out there, don’t forget we only got one chance at living, let’s not shorten it out with stupid impatience, because at the end of the day, trying to save a couple of seconds or minutes could end up wasting our life or worst, someone else’s. ?????????- mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille et amis de Clément ????????

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We at CyclingTips express our condolences to Clément Ouimet’s family and friends.

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