Stefan Keul. A genuine craftsman. An honest and charismatic man needing few words. Always helpful and careful. Not just as the private mechanic for the world champions but for everyone. Someone who makes you feel confident and secure. Totally okay with interrupting his hiking holiday in the Himalaya to help you out with bike parts for your race. A passionate person lifting your cycle experience to another level. He meant so much to me and the team.
We lost him today. He was hit by a car that drove on the wrong side of the road. It makes you realize how vulnerable you are as a cyclist. Just simply doing what you enjoy most.
My love and support goes to Nina and everyone else who is flabbergasted with this loss.