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Cyclist killed in Australia after crashing into parked lorry during race

Victim of fatal crash in Newcastle, New South Wales named as Graham Jobs

A cyclist in Australia has been killed after he crashed into a parked lorry during a race.

The fatal crash happened on Sunday morning in Kooragang, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Sherrie Prossalentis, president of Hunter Valley Masters Cycling Club named the victim as Graham Job, aged 62.

In a statement posted to the club’s Facebook page, she said that breaking the news of his death was one of the most difficult announcements I have [had] to make.”

She expressed the club’s condolences to his family and friends, and passed on thanks to riders who tried to revive Mr Job.

She added: “It was a distressing scene for all of us today, if anyone requires some assistance with counselling services please let me know.”

Among the tributes paid to Mr Job on Facebook was one from Keith Harris, who said: "I’ve lost a mate .
He was a gentleman with a heart of gold.

"My condolences go out to his family and friends.

"Graham I will always remember you and the good times we shared."

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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