Australian cyclist dies mid-race after crashing into a parked truck

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A cyclist in Australia has died during a club race in Newcastle, Australia, after crashing into a parked truck.

The 62-year-old man crashed while riding on Heron Road in the industrial suburb of Kooragang. He couldn’t be revived and died at the scene.

Hunter Valley Masters Cycling Club president Sherrie Prossalentis, announced with “great sadness’ that the man was club member Graham Job and said the club’s condolences were with his family and friends.

“Thank you to all the riders that provided assistance both at the scene and at the start line,” she said in a statement posted to Facebook.

“It was a distressing scene for all of us today, if anyone requires some assistance with counselling services please let me know.”

Keith Harris said Mr Job was “a gentleman with a heart of gold”.

Newcastle Cycling Club secretary Michael Flynn told club members to reach out to a grief counsellor or club directors if required.

“I would ask that you please refrain from posting any details or discussing the incident in any online forum out of respect for his family and also as there will be an investigation into the incident,” he said in a statement posted to Facebook.


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