WIERDEN – De mountainbikesport zal sinds afgelopen weekeinde, toen Annefleur Kalvenhaar overleed door een valpartij tijdens de World Cup in Méribel, nooit meer hetzelfde zijn. De KNWU heeft vandaag medegedeeld dat de uitvaart van de pas 20-jarige Kalvenhaar maandag in Wierden zal plaatsvinden.

Annefleur Kalvenhaar.

Op de website van de KNWU staat het overlijdensbericht.  Het onderstaande stukje (in het Engels) komt van de website van Team Focus XC, het team waar Kalvenhaar sinds dit jaar voor reed:

Dear Annefleur”Fleur”,

thank you very much for your time spending with all of us. You´ve brought a lot of vitality and heart´s blood into our team and the cycling sport. With all your love of sport you´ll always remain in our hearts. On the race day in Meribel you made the sun shine all day long, every flower by the wayside of the track flourished so that you could watch the race from every angle. You, “Fleur”, didn´t miss to be with every single participant that day: with “your flower” attached to every number you could experience everyone giving his/her best on that special day, precisely for you.Every time we think of you, you give us hope and so much strength – thank you for that! You´ll always be with us, we know.”It´s good for me”- one of your most replied answers to our questions. We do hope from the bottom of our hearts that it is like this, now.Because of you, the entire cycling family moved closer together, merged and hold a moment of silence prior to each race. Many people, hardly knowing each other, put their arms around each other at the thought of you. What a wonderful experience for us, that day.

Your “beloved” Focus XC Team