In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Küng wins weather-shortened, brutal Romandie stage; Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen reigns in new team colours; Froome questions Trek-Segafredo tactics at Romandie; New Energy Tour cancelled; Fourth round of UCI Nations Cup cancelled; Dwars door het Hageland adds cobbles, dirt to 2017 edition; Women’s teams for Colorado Classic; Eulogy for Steve Tilford; Cyclist says new Trans Canada route too dangerous; Man attacks mountain bikers with pole, chases them with chainsaw; Local Irish council installs signage marking Strava segments; Video: 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships teaser; Video: What did you call me?; Video: Cyclists come to the rescue.
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Following the tragic death of longtime cyclist and writer Steve Tilford, the following eulogy was delivered April 23 at the Celebration of Steve Tilford’s Life in Lawrence, Kansas by cyclist and blogger Seth Davidson. Here is an excerpt:
It’s amazing that he ever lived. That’s how incredible, un-repeatable, truly inimitable his life was. Steve’s life wasn’t one in a billion. It was one in infinity.
Steve’s life was unique because he started bike racing at age fourteen and didn’t quit until a few days ago, at age 57. Who else can come anywhere close to making that claim when you consider the level he raced and the variety of disciplines he conquered? He stands with only one or two others in the history of the sport. But what Steve did that mattered most to those who never met him, those who never had the chance to ride with him, those who could never have dreamed about being good enough to race with him, is that he wrote about it.
No one in the history of cycling has ridden so much, and ridden so well and documented it in such copious detail.
Bike racing is human powered motion under adversity, and no one captured the motion or the adversity like Steve. His words were raw and his grammar was blunt. He tied the page together with action, suspense, humanity, irony, honesty and most of all with truth.
Click through to read the entire eulogy at Steve Tilford’s blog.