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by Shane Stokes
May 2, 2017
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Tao Geoghegan Hart, pictured while with the Axeon Hagens Berman team.
Past Axeon Hagens Berman rider Tao Geoghegan Hart has spoken about the tragic passing of former teammate Chad Young on Friday, with the Briton paying tribute to him from the Tour de Yorkshire.
“I was thinking of him, and his family, and also the staff of my old team,” the Team Sky rider told Cycling Weekly after netting eighth overall in the event. “They’re just doing their job and part of their job shouldn’t have to be with a 20-year-old guy during the last moments of his life on the side of the road.
“It’s really really sad. It reaches deep into cycling. I think the one think we can take is that it’s amazing to see the support from all of cycling for Chad and his family and everyone involved with the team.”
He said that the Tour of the Gila crash underlines the importance of cherishing life. “It definitely serves as a reminder to make the most out of every day we’re lucky enough to have and value the people around me who are giving the ability to do amazing days of racing like today where there’s just people going wild all day long.”
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