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Cyclist killed in Tour O The Borders crash

Victim named as Jason Brand, aged 49 and from Edinburgh

A cyclist has been killed following a crash at the Tour O The Borders sportive yesterday.

The victim has been named as Jason Brand, aged 49 and from Edinburgh.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near the Meggetland Reservoir, Selkirk, as a result of serious injuries.

Police Scotland, who are continuing their enquiries, said that no-one else was involved in the incident which happened at around 9.40am on Sunday morning.

In a post on Facebook, organisers said: "It is with the deepest regret that we announce the death of a participant at Tour O The Borders closed road cycling sportive.”

They added that the cyclist’s next of kin had been informed.

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