German bike owner Jan Riedmann, a gifted member of WorldTour crew Bora-Hansgrohe’s feeder squad, has died aged 17 from head accidents sustained in a collision with a automotive, his crew introduced on Monday.
Riedmann, who rides for Team Auto Eder Bayern, the Under-19 feeder squad of the WorldTour outfit, was coaching together with his crew mates in Sugenheim in southeastern Germany when the accident occurred.
It is with nice unhappiness that we are saying goodbye to Jan Riedmann, a rider from our U19 squad, Team Auto Eder Bayern, after a tragic accident this weekend.
Our honest condolences to Jan’s family & mates.
In honour of Jan, our riders will put on ribbons at Milan-San Remo. pic.twitter.com/cFQNOiXVyH
— BORA – hansgrohe (@BORAhansgrohe) August 3, 2020
“It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Jan Riedmann … after a tragic accident this weekend,” Bora-Hansgrohe mentioned on Twitter. “In honour of Jan, our riders will wear ribbons at Milan-San Remo.”
The International Cycling Union (UCI) paid tribute to the younger German on Twitter. “The UCI is deeply saddened by the loss of Jan Riedmann, part of the next generation of professional cycling. Our thoughts are with Jan’s family, friends and all those at Bora-Hansgrohe,” the world governing body mentioned.