Text: Julia Alden Wittman (juliasets)
I RIDE FOR NICO
We are all still reeling from the unthinkable loss of our dear friend and champion Nico Oury, who lost his life heading back to Lyon after winning the Candie Crit in Toulouse, France. Louis Legon, who was in the car with Nico is now in stable condition and doctors will begin the process of getting him back in shape.
This tragedy has not only touched the French fixed gear community, but the international Fixed Gear Crit Family as a whole. Many of you reading this have crossed paths with these guys, whether on the circuit or just attending a crit. It is certain that the energy and the example of these two young racers has touched more people than can be imagined.
Today, all over France, despite respective team or region, rides are taking place in solidarity for Nico who sadly passed away and Louis who’s situation is slowly improving.
We ride as well for the rest of the Disorderly Habits crew :
Ivan Mundingo, Paul Vanotti, Apolline Guillemin, and Pierre Rabajoie.
We want to invite you to ride too.
Whether you are commuting to work, on the track working your sprints, training on your road bike, or having a group ride of your own… wherever and whoever you are, please ride with us today. Please spare a thought for these two and their families.
We would be honoured to have you with us in the peloton, even if just in mind and spirit.
Here is the information about the rides today in France :
RDV Mairie – 19H
RDV Phare de la Garoupe – 20H
RDV Mairie de Bayonne – 19H30-45
RDV Tempelhofer Feld – 19H
RDV Grand Théâtre – 21H
RDV Halle St Martin – 19H30
RDV Place Wilson – 20H30
RDV Place Verdun – 19H30
RDV Place de la République – 20H
RDV Place des Terreaux – 19H
RDV Vieux Port – 20H30
RDV Centre Pompidou – 19H
Mont de Marsan
RDV Place St Roch – 19H30
RDV Place Albert Premier – 20h30
RDV Jardin des Fonderies – 20H
RDV Place de la République – 21H
RDV Place Clémenceau – 20H
RDV Cathédrale – 17h30
RDV Guidoline – 20H
RDV MAMCS (Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg) – 19H30
RDV PQR Shop – 19H
There is also a fund set up if you would like to help Louis and his family in his ongoing fight.
Any and all help is much needed and much appreciated, even if it is just your positive vibes and thoughts for the families and for Louis’s recovery.
So once more, Nico, Louis,
Today, we ride for you.