After the accidental death of Gino Mäder, the Swiss cycling team Tudor Pro Cycling canceled its participation in the Tour de Suisse.
Before the start of the seventh stage from Tübach to Weinfelden, the racing team told cycling legend Fabian Cancellara that it was withdrawing "after careful consideration and discussions with both the drivers and the supervisors".
The team, for which the German Mik Heming was not in action at the Tour of Switzerland, also said via Twitter: "Under these difficult circumstances, this is the human way for us to respect the feelings of our drivers and to pay respect to Gino." .'
Mäder had died on Friday. The day before, the Swiss had been seriously injured in an accident on a descent a few kilometers from the finish. He had to be resuscitated after falling into a ravine.
The stage on Friday was canceled, instead the professional cyclists remembered Mäder on a commemorative ride. However, the tour will continue in consultation with Mäder's family and the teams and drivers. Mäder's team Bahrain-Victorious withdraws from the race as announced.