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Why cycling truly is a gentleman's sport.


The Leopard Trek team announced it would leave the Giro d’Italia tonight, following the tragic death of Wouter Weylandt in a crash on stage 3.

"Leopard Trek was allowed to cross the line first in memory of their fallen teammate Wouter Weylandt. The team completed the neutralised fourth stage today, with the team's eight riders crossing the line, arm in arm ahead of the field, along with Weylandt's close friend Tyler Farrar of Garmin-Cervelo."

The stage was "neutralized," meaning everyone rode at a steady, uniform pace as opposed to competitive racing; each team took a turn leading the race, and all riders slowed and fell back to allow the Leopard Trek team to ride ahead and cross the line first, in tribute to their fallen teammate.

I'm pretty sure this doesn't happen in any other sport.

YouTube video of the emotional end of the neutralized stage [pictured above]:

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Footage from Alaska's STOL (Short Take-off and Landing) Competition.

Footage from an STOL (short take-off and landing) competition in Alaska.

"Unlike other places where speed may dominate pilot discussions, up here it’s all about how slow you can go. It’s directly related to how quickly you can get off the ground and how little room you need to land... At the STOL competition in Valdez, takeoffs and landings are measured in tens of feet. Pilots pull up to a line and try to get off the ground with as little ground roll as possible. They also try to touch down as soon as they pass a line on the ground in the shortest possible distance."





Also, it took six fucking edits to get this post to work.