Posted: Monday March 4, 2013 7:33 AM

British cyclist killed in crash with car

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OLVESTON, England (AP) - 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.

 
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