British cyclist killed in crash with car
OLVESTON, England -- A 23-year-old British cyclist has died in a crash with a car during a local race in western England.
Junior Heffernan was fatally injured in a collision with a vehicle during the annual Severn Bridge Road Race near Olveston in Gloucestershire on Sunday.
The race was called off after Heffernan was hit on the third of 10 laps of a 6.6-mile circuit.
British Cycling president Brian Cookson says "this is a tragedy which will profoundly sadden everyone associated with cycling in this country."
Heffernan, who rode for the Herbalife-Leisure Lakes team, also competed in triathlon events.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
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