Amy Dombroski killed in training crash

Local rider Amy Dombroski was killed Thursday afternoon during a training ride in the Flemish Brabant Begijnendijk. Dombroski was hit by a truck. The 26-year-old cyclist was eleventh at last years Worlds in Louisville.

From Gazet Van Antwerpen:

"Around 16:43 it was reported to the police of an accident on the Werchtersesteenweg. A woman of 26 years came into collision with a truck," explains Sarah Callewaert the parquet from Leuven.

From Dutch MSN (with help from Google translate):

She was around 16h40 hit by a truck on the Werchtersesteenweg. According to the Leuven parquet the truck driver was not under the influence of alcohol. Furthermore, there is still no clarity on the exact circumstances of the accident. The prosecution has a medical examiner and a traffic expert appointed. Bart Wellens , leader of T -Fidea elenet , reacts with disbelief on Twitter on the news. "Horrible news! RIP Amy Dombroski ... Without words ... " Even Sven Nys responds to his Twitter account. "Tragic news always does so much pain. Just outside Baal fate struck. Rip Amy Dombroski," said the world champion.

From the Daily Camera

She moved to Steamboat Springs after graduating from high school to pursue ski racing, but injured her knee. Dombroski moved to Boulder, where her older brother Dan Dombroski lived, and began riding a bike to rehab her knee.

She competed in her first bike race in May 2006, and later that year, Dombroski won her first under-23 national title in cyclocross, a cold-weather cycling discipline in which riders dismount their bikes and carry them over obstacles.



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