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Australian track cyclist found dead

By:
Peter Hymas
Published:
April 07, 2009, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:06 BST
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Latest Cycling News for April 7, 2009

Jobie Dajka, a professional track cyclist from Australia, was found dead at his home on Tuesday. The...

Jobie Dajka, a professional track cyclist from Australia, was found dead at his home on Tuesday. The cause of the death is still under investigation. The news was broken by Nine Network.

Dajka had trouble in his career. In 2004 he was dumped from the Olympics team for lying about a doping inquiry. In 2005 he was given a three-year suspension by Cycling Australia for assault on Australia's head track coach, Martin Barras. In 2006 he received a suspended three-month jail term for that incident.

The three-year suspension was lifted early and afterwards Dajka admitted to having alcohol related problems and to have suffered depression.

Some of Dajka's successes include a team sprint Commonwealth gold in 2002 and the 2003 Worlds title in the keirin event.

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