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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:25 pm 
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I woke up to the sad news that Joop Zoetemelk was involved in a collision while cycling in Paris for the Tour de France finish on Sunday. I believe he has suffered a broken arm and leg fractures.
My thoughts are with Joop and his family and hope he makes a speedy recovery and will be back in the saddle soon.
https://www.france24.com/en/20200920-fo ... e-accident


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:03 pm 
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So was he riding his 40th Anniversary Raleigh bike........


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:40 pm 
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Not sure what bike he was on or exactly what happened but I'm sure this will emerge soon
It's great to see Joop has been out cycling after the lockdown and he is really impressed with the new machine, it's just such a great shame this has happened on such a special day.
https://youtu.be/C44ujz3nm-M


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:49 am 
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Let’s hope for a speedy recovery


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:45 pm 
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Joop won the first Tour I ever watched. Hope he gets well soon. A couple of weeks later the 'Ti Raleigh Tour of Ireland'' came to my local town. Joop's picture was featured in the press adverts promoting it.
So there was me expecting to see Joop and the boys come to town!

No Joop of course but there was a large presence of English amateurs, the Pocket Rocket Steve Joughin won in an uphill sprint, Bob Downs held the lead I think. Mark Bell and a lot of others rode as well if I recall.
I had just started reading Cycling a few weeks before, so these were riders that I read about so it was all good. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:56 am 
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Joop's now out of hospital and back home and on the road to recovery.. great news to hear he is doing well. It was really upsetting that such a special day of celebration for him turned out the way it did...I'm happy you're on the mend Joop. :D
https://www.world-today-news.com/zoetem ... -well-now/


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:06 am 
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Great to hear he is on the mend & at home


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:50 am 
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Excellent news. :D


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