Catalunya cycling mourns death of Capell

Volta a Catalunya
The 2019 Volta a Catalunya peloton (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The cycling community in Catalunya is mourning the death of 23-year-old Modest Capell of Team Compak Campo Claro. The regional time trial champion was killed while training in the province of Garrotxa in a collision with a vehicle.

According to Radio Olot, Capell was training with another rider on the narrow GI-524 when they touched wheels and Capell fell into the oncoming traffic lane. A driver traveling in the opposite direction was unable to stop in time and collided with Capell.

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