RIP Antoine Demoitié

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May 29, 2010
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MatParker117 said:
According to a police reconstruction there was nothing that the Moto driver could of done.

Wait...are we serious about this? If he was unable to avoid a crash in front of him, he was following too close behind. Surely i'm not the only one that understands this, right?
 
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keeponrollin said:
Except that, if the moto was not on the road behind the crash, Antoine would be alive today !

Too often people blame 'bad luck', for things that were clearly going to happen. There are threads years old on this site where we've been warning that this day would happen :mad:
This. Excellent post.
 
Mar 11, 2009
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clashb02 said:
MatParker117 said:
According to a police reconstruction there was nothing that the Moto driver could of done.

Wait...are we serious about this? If he was unable to avoid a crash in front of him, he was following too close behind. Surely i'm not the only one that understands this, right?
If he was directly behind, like in a lane of traffic, then yes. But if he fell into his path it is a different matter, more like someone changing lanes or coming off the sidewalk. Anyway the whole matter is very sad.
 
Jul 14, 2009
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As has been said by his friends, team members and others the guy was a stud. He helped other lives as he lost his own by organ donation. RIP
Cycling better wrap it's head around technology, yes it's great for every team to have a multi car follow so a jacket,bottle or wheel is never an issue, but having 100 cars in the caravan is absurd. Leaving the only mobilty to get camera coverage,time checks and race officiation to motorcycles. Yes every fans wants to see every minute of every race but it is not possible to do safely. Overhead shots will have to do when it's a fast downhill or the pack is fat .The sport is desperate for new fans and exciting coverage but having motorcycles mixing w riders all day or passing or following at distances that allow no,zero margin for error is just a bad practice. The number of follow cars and bikes needs to be reduced. Sorry if you crash,puncture or mech out,better luck next race,sorry if you get in a break and the Moto can't get to you for your deserved face time maybe all riders will go single file so that the motorcycle can pass safely, if not oh well
 
May 29, 2010
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fatandfast said:
Yes every fans wants to see every minute of every race but it is not possible to do safely. Overhead shots will have to do when it's a fast downhill or the pack is fat .
On board cameras could solve a lot of this.
 
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clashb02 said:
fatandfast said:
Yes every fans wants to see every minute of every race but it is not possible to do safely. Overhead shots will have to do when it's a fast downhill or the pack is fat .
On board cameras could solve a lot of this.
For playback feeds, yes. Live, no. Getting a transmission from a moving source in remote areas that have no existing high speed wireless communication is very different than popping out the SD card and editing it away.
 
A recent article about how his wife has handled his death and eventuelly found new love as well. Also mentiones the recent death of Bjorg Lambrecht.
Suggest giving it a read.

Out of tragedy, new love: The cyclist’s widow and her second husband
 

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