Euskaltel-Euskadi's Victor Cabedo killed in training crash in Spain
Local report says 23-year-old was in collision with car on a descent and ended up in ravine
Euskaltel-Euskadi rider Victor Cabedo, who rode in last week’s Tour of Britain, has been killed in a crash in training today, reports the Spanish website Biciciclismo.
The website reports that the fatal incident took place on the CV200 road between Almedíjar and Ain, a little to the north of Valencia.
Cabedo, aged 23, was riding on a descent - according to Biciclismo, the road was in a "poor state" - when he struck a car, the cyclist ending up in a ravine.
It is not clear at the moment whether the road surface may have been a factor in the incident, nor the sequence of events that caused Cabedo to collide with car.
The cyclist joined Euskaltel-Euskadi this season after spending last year at UCI Continental level with Orbea, and made his Grand Tour debut in May this yeat during the Giro d’Italia.
During last year's Giro, Leopard Trek rider Wouter Weylandt died when he crashed on a descent and later the same month Spanish rider Xavier Tondo of Movistar was killed in a freak accident involving a garage door as he prepared to go on a training ride.