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Bill Corliss killed

Cycling industry figure Bill Corliss has been killed in a collision with a pickup truck while riding in Utah. Corliss, 49, was riding with a group of friends near Saratoga Springs when the group slowed because of gravel on the road shoulder, according to police reports made to the Salt Lake Tribune. As his riding companions braked, Corliss rode into another rider and fell into the path of the truck.

Bill Corliss was a long-time and well-respected bicycle industry veteran, having directed marketing and product development for many companies, including Schwinn, Raleigh, Vetta and Sports Instruments; and most recently as the Director of Electronic Development for Bell Sports.

Bill had also been serving as a mentor with the Park City Cycling Academy, a developmental cycling program that is unique in the United States.

Steven Sheffield contributed to this report.

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