Let’s not all blame the driver as the accident was at night, in the dark. Mike had been complaining about his poor eye sight in the dark and that he might need glasses only the day or two before on the event film clips.
Plus he’d been riding more that any of us could dream of with very few stops.
So, so gutted. An incredible athlete but a modest man. This modesty is summed up in the Inspired to Ride film on the Trans Am race (which he went on to win and set the record), when he said it was just riding a bike, and that nobody was curing cancer or anything.
Self-supported endurance cycling is one of the few sports I am in true awe of, and he was one I was always rooting for. Such a tragic way to go.