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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.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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Darthshearer [134 posts] 4 years ago
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RIP  2

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Gkam84 [9090 posts] 4 years ago
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I was just reading about this. Another great up and comer lost  20

As many people know, I have a soft sport of Euskaltel, so my heart goes out to them and his family.

He never had much luck with accidents though  2 . Here he is after the Giro della Valle d'Aosta last year http://twitter.yfrog.com/klchkbdj

Then the Eneco this year
https://twitter.com/Vict0rCabed0/status/235057926576951296/photo/1/large

You could change the photo though, because that one is truly awful.

Here are a couple of good ones for you

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gianlucagozzoli/7171846418/
http://www.bikezona.com/uciprotour/fotos/CabedoCarda.jpg

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Stumps [3357 posts] 4 years ago
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Sad day.

When we are celebrating the World Championships something like this comes along to bring us back to reality.  2

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londonplayer [620 posts] 4 years ago
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RIP

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Chutzpah [71 posts] 4 years ago
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Heard about this earlier, really sad and of course he was riding our roads just last week.

As an aside: Gkam84, you can't just take pics off the net and use them. No idea who owns the copyright on the bikezona.com pic and the flickr pic is marked as not for commercial use

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road slapper [87 posts] 4 years ago
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Rest in peace Victor Cabedo, we will meet someday in the great peloton in the sky. My condolences to your family, friends and team mates

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JohnMartin [16 posts] 4 years ago
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Sad news RIP Victor.

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Gkam84 [9090 posts] 4 years ago
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Chutzpah wrote:

As an aside: Gkam84, you can't just take pics off the net and use them. No idea who owns the copyright on the bikezona.com pic and the flickr pic is marked as not for commercial use

I know you can't just take pictures and use them. The flickr is none commercial. I wouldn't say this article was for commercial gain though. Its a news story. You just have to attribute the original owner?

Also as its out there in the public domain. They really can't put claims to it. If you look on google, there are a few instances of that same photo. I just traced it to its origins  3

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Chutzpah [71 posts] 4 years ago
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"Public domain" is one of the most misunderstood concepts of copyright. And your definition of it shows you misunderstand it too. Public domain means the copyright has expired or been forfeited, not just that it's "on the internet".

The CC non-commercial licence also has a broader remit than you think.

Anyway, this is all off topic on a tragic story, so I'll leave it there.

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Simon E [2778 posts] 4 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Another great up and comer lost  20

My sentiments too. RIP Victor.

Gkam, you may not be fully informed about UK copyright law. road.cc is a commercial site and using a photo marked as copyright or not for repro etc is the same as lifting someone's article for financial gain. If a commercial website used a photo or other work of mine without permission they would receive a snotty letter and invoice post haste.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photography_and_the_law#Copyright
Some myths & facts:
http://www.ihaveawebsite-nowwhat.co.uk/copyright/

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cuski22 [6 posts] 4 years ago
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RIP, another life taken too early, thoughts are with his friends and family. How a split second can change your life, and those around you.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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It's sad that another young athlete has been lost so soon after the accident involving Nevin Spence.

Also Gkam, have to agree with the others, as a part time photographer in the past where one of my images has been lifted from my Flickr page or website I've issued take down notices. It's the law, just because an image is on the internet doesn't make it free (its exactly the same as downloading movies/music without paying) and giving a photo credit doesn't make it 'alright'. Sadly many people don't understand this including the odd major newspaper...

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notfastenough [3709 posts] 4 years ago
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RIP.

Really don't think this is the place for a discussion on copyright.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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R.I.P Such a waste of talent...........  2

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tombarr [17 posts] 4 years ago
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notfastenough wrote:

RIP.

Really don't think this is the place for a discussion on copyright.

Does anyone else find the smell of GT-85 relaxing?

Condolences to Victor's nearest and dearest... A tragic end to a young man's life.

Not the right time for copyright discussion (Nor the best place for lube spray adverts)

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road ronin [52 posts] 4 years ago
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RIP Victor another sad loss of a young life let alone the cycling community
my thoughts are with your family at this sad time

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notfastenough [3709 posts] 4 years ago
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tombarr wrote:
notfastenough wrote:

RIP.

Really don't think this is the place for a discussion on copyright.

Does anyone else find the smell of GT-85 relaxing?

Condolences to Victor's nearest and dearest... A tragic end to a young man's life.

Not the right time for copyright discussion (Nor the best place for lube spray adverts)

Riiight.

1. Wildly offtopic to discuss this, but apparently I cannot contact you directly.

2. I don't work for them or are connected to them in any way. The statement alludes to the fact that I feel at home in the shed tinkering with bikes and kit.

3. Am I supposed to change my sig just to post on this topic?

4. Even if I did, a new sig also applies to previous posts, so once I changed it again...

What a strange comment. That's the internet for you I guess.

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EdFer [1 post] 4 years ago
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At the finish area of stage 1 to Norwich in the Tour of Britain, as Victor arrived to the team bus, he saw my 3 years old son waiting for the cyclist and gave him his botle. Victor proved to be a really nice guy without saying a word. Since then that orange botle has become my son's proud treasure. Obviusly I'm not going to try to explain to him the sad news coz he wouldn't understand but as he was using the botle this morning I asked him "Do you remember who gave you this bottle?" He replyed "The nice orange cyclist dad". Heartbreaking.

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WolfieSmith [1326 posts] 4 years ago
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JohnMartin wrote:

Sad news RIP Victor.

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cool guy 999 [54 posts] 4 years ago
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onlyonediane [157 posts] 4 years ago
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Touching story about the bottle given to your son. Unbelievable and tragic circumstances doing what we all enjoy, riding our bikes. RIP