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Just read Andrej Kivilev is in a Coma after Paris-Nice(7 posts)

Just read Andrej Kivilev is in a Coma after Paris-Nicechopper
Mar 11, 2003 1:58 PM
I watched the coverage this morning and was unaware there was a crash.
re: Just read Andrej Kivilev is in a Coma after Paris-Niceteoteoteo
Mar 11, 2003 6:16 PM
They showed him and spoke about the crash briefly. He was certainly not moving on the ground but the camera shot was from a chopper and later they only said he was in route to a hospital....
Head Trauma - In a Comajose_Tex_mex
Mar 11, 2003 6:36 PM
I just heard on the French news that he received serious head trauma and was in a coma. My French is a bit rusty, however, it sounded as if he was not wearing a helmet. Sad. Prayers...
yes no helmetcyclopathic
Mar 11, 2003 8:32 PM
on a shot from chopper he was laying flat face down on road and officials were directing cars around him.. very sad..
Direct from Velonewsoui19
Mar 11, 2003 7:27 PM
Kivilev injured
Four riders - Nicolas Jalabert (CSC), David Arroyo (ONCE), David Canada (Quick Step) and Christophe Oriol (AG2R) - opened up a gap early coming to the base of the Chaubouret.

Back in the main bunch, Cofidis' Andrei Kivilev crashed hard and lay motionless as doctors rushed to attend him. Kivilev fell into a coma following the fall and has serious head and face injuries, according to race organizers.

Kivilev, who came fourth in the 2001 Tour de France, lost consciousness after his fall and was rushed to hospital where he has been undergoing tests.

"We have to wait and see how things unfold before making a more exact diagnosis," the race's chief medical officer Dr Gerard Porte told AFP, although he added that Kivilev's state of coma was less serious than it was initially.

Kivilev's face took the full impact of the crash and he is also thought to have broken ribs.

He passed away this morningBeaver
Mar 12, 2003 5:57 AM
Sad day for the cycling community. You can read the report at
He passed away this morningGileyD
Mar 12, 2003 9:27 AM
When they showed him lying there motionless I had a horrible feeling that it may be another death.

That's very very sad news.