Wouter Weylandt: 27.09.1984 – 09.05.2011

Riders Never Die by Willy Verhegghe

Riders never die,
All they do is disappear from sight
once they, with unparalleled style
pass the final finish line
and the speed of life
leaves them behind with stiff muscles.

Because they will always keep racing,
even when heart and wheels stop,
they continue in thousands of heads
pushing on never dying,
their sweat giving a permanent shine
to the tarmac roads.

Know that
when the earth finally and with
hesitation covers them,
Their name will for ever
sound as an echo between
the mountains.

Portrait by Kristof Ramon