Amy Dombroski, the American cyclocross rider, has been killed after being struck by a lorry while out on a training ride in Belgium.
The 26-year-old, originally from Vermont, was being paced behind a scooter when the collision happened at around 4pm yesterday afternoon.
According to her Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team, the rider of the scooter was uninjured in the incident, which happened near Sint-Katelijne-Waver.
Based in Colorado for much of the year, Amy had ridden in Europe for several years and prior to joining Young Telenet-Fidea had been sponsored by Crank Brothers.
Last weekend, she was in Massachusetts where she competed in the Gran Prix of Gloucester. She flew back to Europe for her team presentation on Tuesday.
In 2012/13, she placed 11th in the UCI World Cyclocross Championships in Louisville Kentucky.
She finished the season in 16th place in the world rankings – the only American ranked above her being world number one, Katie Compton.
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.