23-year-old hit by vehicle
Euskaltel-Euskadi’s Víctor Cabedo has been killed in a training accident that occurred early on Wednesday afternoon in Almedijar, just a few kilometres from his home in Onda, in south-east Spain. According to initial reports, the 23-year-old was on a descent on a rough section of road when he was in a collision with a vehicle. He fell into a roadside ravine.
Although he didn’t hail from the Basque Country, Cabedo had, like so many other pros, come up through the ranks in that region. He rode as an amateur for Seguros Bilbao, before joining the Orbea continental team in 2011. His profile rose significantly when he won a stage of last year’s Tour of Asturias, a result that no doubt played a significant part in his promotion to Euskaltel-Euskadi at the start of this season.
He made his grand tour debut at the Giro d'Italia this spring, finishing 129th. His most recent competitive appearance was at the Tour of Britain. Affected by a fever, he was forced to abandon that race on the second stage to Knowsley.
Cyclingnews sends its condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.