Wednesday, November 23, 2011

We lost a member of our cycling family...

As you all may have heard, we lost a member of our cycling family, Luis Varela, who passed away on Tuesday, November 22nd. We at SWE have been silent on this matter as we have sought to respect the family’s privacy. We have had the family’s privacy interests in mind throughout this whole ordeal and wanted to meet with them before making a statement. We can assure you all Luis left this world doing what he loved, alongside us all. As fathers ourselves, we hope our sons grow up to be half the man Luis’ son, John is. John will be with us next year, for his first time, to carry on his father’s legacy in the race. We are absolutely honored to hear that.

All of our hearts go out to this beautiful family. They have asked us all to see if we can find any photos and/or videos to share that may contain Luis in the race or elsewhere. Luis was also at the 2011 Triple Crown back in October. Someone may have pictures or videos of that too. If you come across anything please don’t hesitate to post that information on our Facebook Page. Luis will forever be a part of this race in the future.

The family has asked Jose Hernandez to be the point of contact for any further questions. He is a member of the Something Wicked Events Facebook Group.
We love you all.