Former Argentine national champion takes own life after kidnapping
Cyclist disappeared two days earlier while campaigning for seat on sport's national governing body
A former national cycling champion in Argentina has committed suicide by throwing himself from a neighbour’s house in mysterious circumstances that are being linked to his having been kidnapped last week.
This Wednesday, Armando Borrajo, aged 34, was due to have been a candidate for election as treasurer to the sport’s national governing body, the Federación Argentina de Ciclismo de Pista y Ruta (FACPyR).
However, on a trip last week to canvass support for his nomination, Borrajo was apparently surrounded and kidnapped, and according to a report on the Argentine website Biciclismo, injured and in shock from his ordeal, took his life two days later on Saturday.
Borrajo’s brother, Alejandro, also a professional cyclist, tried to prevent the suicide, breaking his arm as he attempted to save his brother’s life.