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Irish racer dies during club event

By:
Kirsten Robbins in Park City, Utah, USA
Published:
August 14, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:45 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, August 14, 2008

Former Commonwealth Games cyclist David McCall was killed in an accident during a club race near...

Former Commonwealth Games cyclist David McCall was killed in an accident during a club race near Belfast in Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

Along with business partner Martin Birney, McCall, 46, was the co-owner of SportActive, a company that had agreed to sponsor the Scottish Road Racing Championship for the next three years according to www.scuonline.org. As a coach, McCall was also involved in leading cycling, walking and triathlon holidays, often in Majorca.

An accomplished European and international cyclist, McCall competed for Northern Ireland in the team trial during the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand.

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