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Old 03-10-2013, 12:23 PM   #241
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Very sad, the race will go on but he will be remembered every Tuareg, he did what he loved doing!

Also my condolences to his family.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:42 PM   #242
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Last time I met Wes was a couple of months ago at Gordons funeral and now another friend lost... Why do we like this sport???



Two great friends from this picture are now racing somewhere far away from here.......

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Old 03-10-2013, 12:42 PM   #243
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These are very sad news ...
Really there are no words in these case to describe anything, I feel completely empty when I hear that a fellow rider had a fatal accident...

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Old 03-10-2013, 12:46 PM   #244
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no words... hugs everybody down there

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Old 03-10-2013, 01:06 PM   #245
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Some nice pics of day 1 by inmate disodbiente (Alessio Corradini)
over here






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Old 03-10-2013, 01:09 PM   #246
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These are very sad news ...
Really there are no words in these case to describe anything, I feel completely empty when I hear that a fellow rider had a fatal accident...

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Old 03-10-2013, 01:27 PM   #247
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Terrible news, condolences to Welsey's family and friends.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:43 PM   #248
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Sad news for sure. RIP

Two stages and no results yet?
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:40 PM   #249
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RIP Wesley

My condolences to family and friends
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:42 PM   #250
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God Speed Welsey !!!!

Ride with the ANGELS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:52 PM   #251
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Two stages and no results yet?
I know... it really is frustrating. I am hoping they will post up a printed version once they are collated later this evening, and that it will be available tomorrow morning in the lobby - I will try and find out the results for our ADV rider inmates at least...

That said, because of the tragic news today - not only are Wesley's friends and fellow competitors devastated, but the Organisation too is visibly shocked and subdued.

There was a minute's silence at the briefing this evening, followed by the considered decision to run the stage tomorrow without it being timed - more a time for contemplation perhaps, and a fitting tribute - since Wesley was never one to miss a stage if he could possibly help it.

There is of course also an alternative for competitors who wish to simply follow the assistance route to the next bivouac. I have to say, I don't think anyone feels much like actually 'racing' tomorrow.

There is a lovely photo over on the rallymaniacs.nl facebook page (copied below, thank you Marcel) of Wesley doing what he loved most earlier today.



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Old 03-10-2013, 03:21 PM   #252
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Hugs to you Jen, and to all down there....
Our thoughts are with you all.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:23 PM   #253
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:24 PM   #254
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Oh man. Terrible news.

RIP Wesley
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:34 PM   #255
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Sad news indeed.

RIP Wesley and thoughts to your family.
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