Question - Was the rider killed by a bad luck hit to the head in a slow corner? Or totally overcooking a corner and flew off a ledge?
I only ask because reading the Speedbloggen words it sounds like it really was just bad luck and frankly, anyone can have bad luck. Yeah, we create our own luck, etc., but the accident that ultimately mandated helmets in the pro peloton was a relatively low-speed accident with Andrej Kivilev who hit his head hard but it was not a spectacular, high speed crash. Just a tragic low-speed one and it sounds as if the recent accident was more of the same - a careful, experienced rider who, for whatever reason, had a split second of bad luck and instead of scrapes and bruises it was, sadly, fatal.
There's no editorial in my question nor is it a question out of morbid curiosity. But sometimes 'shit happens' even if we're careful.