Dear friends of the TORTOUR
Most of you have probably already heard that we had to cancel the TORTOUR 2020 due to a fatal collision between a motorcyclist and one of our TORTOUR athletes. Our participant died at the scene of the accident.
“Through a tragic accident, Roger was completely unexpectedly ripped out of our midst. We are incredibly sad, but also grateful that we were able to accompany Roger with his kind and joyful manner on his way.”
We are happy to share these words from Roger’s family and family members from the sorrow circle. We thank you all for the countless expressions of condolences, sympathy and encouragement in connection with the difficult decisions we have made.
In memory of Roger and in honor of his family, we want to give him and his team – the Philipps Bike Team – one last respectful escort through the cycling community. We do this by means of a bicycle commemorative ride on the last TORTOUR stage from Hütten to Kalanderplatz, Sihlcity.
DATE: Sunday, September 6, 2020
TREFFPUNKT: Primary school, Dorfstrasse 28, 8825 Hütten
PARKING: Only a few public parking spaces are available in Hütten. We therefore ask you to travel directly by bike.
ROUTE: Hütten – Sihlcity, 31 km, 200 hm; For all condition levels
Start in Hütten in groups / comfortable ride accompanied by guides and Motomarshalls / Finish ride Sihlcity / Farewell to Roger on Kalanderplatz, Sihlcity
Individual registration with e-mail address and telephone number.
Masks are mandatory in the starting area and on the Kalanderplatz.
We thank you for your participation and believe that we will show Roger the necessary respect and show our sympathy to the family members. He was one of us!
Your TORTOUR OK & Philipps Bike Team