Cyclist dies after being hit by car

Updated: July 6, 2011, 7:01 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Australian road cyclist Carly Hibberd has been killed after being hit by a car while training in Italy.

Australia's department of foreign affairs and trade said that the 26-year-old Hibberd from Queensland state died after she was struck by a car on Wednesday in Como in the northern part of Italy.

Hibberd moved to Italy in 2009 to pursue her career as a professional road cyclist, joining the Cassina Rizzardi A Style Fionucci team at the start of this season.

Her fatal accident follows the death of Belgium's Wouter Weylandt in the Giro d'Italia on May 9.

Australian female cyclist Amy Gillet was killed and five of her teammates injured after a car ran into them as they trained for a road race in Germany in 2005.


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