Inaki Lejarreta killed in accident
MADRID -- The Spanish cycling federation says former national mountain bike champion Inaki Lejarreta was killed when he was hit by a car while cycling.
The federation says the 29-year-old Lejarreta was riding Sunday in the town of Iurreta in the northern Basque region.
Lejarreta was Spain's mountain bike champion in 2007. He competed in cross-country cycling at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and professionally with the Orbea team.
He was the nephew of cyclist Marino Lejarreta, who won the Spanish Vuelta in 1982.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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