Gino Mader has tragically died as a result of a crash during the Tour of Switzerland

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Bahrain Victorious rider Gino Mader has tragically passed away after a crash during the Tour of Switzerland, as confirmed by his team.

Bahrain Victorious cyclist Gino Mader tragically lost his life on Thursday after a crash during Stage 5 of the Tour of Switzerland, according to an official statement from his team.

At the conclusion of the 197-kilometer race, Mader was involved in an accident while descending towards La Punt.

Unfortunately, he fell into a ravine and was discovered in an unresponsive state. Immediate resuscitation efforts were made at the scene, and he was subsequently airlifted to the hospital. Regrettably, the team confirmed on Friday that Mader had succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

A team statement read:
“It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we have to announce the passing of Gino Mader. On Friday 16th June, following a very serious crash during Stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse, Gino lost his battle to recover from the severe injuries he sustained.
“Our entire team is devastated by this tragic accident, and our thoughts and prayers are with Gino’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.
“Following the high-speed incident which occurred on the final descent of Thursday’s stage, the 26-year-old was resuscitated at the scene by medical staff who also performed CPR, before being airlifted to hospital.
“Despite the best efforts of the phenomenal staff at Chur hospital, Gino couldn’t make it through this, his final and biggest challenge, and at 11:30am we said goodbye to one of the shining lights of our team.
“Gino was an extraordinary athlete, an example of determination, a valued member of our team and the whole cycling community. His talent, dedication, and passion for the sport has inspired us all.
“Gino’s family has requested privacy as they mourn their loss, and we kindly ask that their wishes be respected. The team and family express our gratitude for the overwhelming support we have received from the whole cycling world.
“Gino, thank you for the light, the joy, and the laughs you brought us all, we will miss you as a rider and as a person.
“Today and every day, we ride for you, Gino.”

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