Tradegy in Germany
Amy Gillett has been killed, 5 others seriously injured after a collision with a car in Germany
out-of-control vehicle has ploughed into the Australian women's team
whilst they were training in Germany for the Thuringen Rundfarht. The
team was looking at the course for the prologue of the race which was due
to have started on July 19th. Instead, a memorial service has been held
for Amy Gillett by the organisers of the race.
Gillett died as a result of the accident, whilst two others (Louise Yaxley
and Alexis Rhodes) were listed as being in critical
condition, that is now downgraded to serious. The other three
members of the team were also seriously injured and are in stable
condition in hospital. The other team members are : Katie Brown, Kate
Nichols and Lorian Graham.
(known as Amy Safe until her marriage just before the 2004 Australian
National Championships) was one of the longest standing members of the AIS
/Australian cycling team in Europe, which is based in Italy. She had just
flown back to Europe to resume racing after a mid-season break at home in
Our deepest thoughts and sympathy are offered to all family and friends of Amy Gillett and her team-mates at this terrible time.
Cycling Australia's latest official release says the following :
organisers of the Thuringen Rundfahrt (Tour of Thuringen) have arranged
for a memorial service to be held for Amy Gillett. The Service will be
staged at the Marktplatz (Market Place) in Zeulenroda at 5.30pm July 19th
(local time). The location was to have been the start/finish area of the
first stage of the race which has been cancelled in the wake of Amy's
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