Monday, February 20, 2006

At a loss....

After enjoying the weekend of Training and a sweet day at Solitude snow boarding I got the below news today, while I only spent a little time with Stan, I got to know him as a dedicated, caring and family oriented man, this is too much.

A sad time for the Revolution Team and those who knew Stan Crane.

Stan passed away late Friday night suddenly and peacefully. It was a shock to everyone. He leaves behind his beautiful wife Carmen and 3 boys aged 9, 6 and 2. Zach, his 9 year old, is racing in the 10-12 group this year and is also on the team.

Stan was an avid sport class racer and rider. He had tremendous downhill skills as well. He loved cycling and it was a huge part of his life as it is for all of us. He had been training hard and consistently and was positioned to wreak havoc on the sport class with a slew of top 5 placings likely. His last 30 minute TT threshold test he cranked out a 288 watt average. Not bad for January!

Stan owned North Face Solutions and sponsored the team in 2005 and 2006. His 2005 logo was on the sleeves so don't be making a sleeveless jersey anytime soon!

The funeral will be Friday February 24th at 11am at the LDS Chapel on 12300 South across from the Albertsons just down from 1300 East. There will be a viewing Thursday evening at the Larkin Funeral home on 10600 South and around 1800 East from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm . A spot Stan often rode past during his training rides.

For those interested, we will be collecting smaller donations from team members to have a jersey framed with a race photo that Carmen and the boys can have. Something that will exemplify his passion and love for the sport.

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