Former Colombian pro cyclist shot and killed

Campionati del Mondo Ponferrada 2014 - Road World Championship 2014 - Cronometro Junior Uomini 29,5 km - 23/09/2014 - - foto Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2014
Jaime Restrepo at the Road World Championships in 2014 (Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)

Colombian ex-pro cyclist Jaime Alberto Restrepo was shot and killed in Antioquia, Colombia on Monday.

The Colombian news organisation El Tiempo reported that the Antioquia Police said two armed suspects travelling on a motorcycle approached Restrepo around 6:30pm. One of the men repeatedly shot him, causing his death within a "matter of minutes." 

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Katy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has published interviews, features, and previews in Cycling News, Rouleur, Cyclist Magazine and the British Continental. She also writes opinion pieces on her own website and is a frequent contributor to the Quicklink podcast. 

She is obsessed with the narrative element of bike racing, from the bigger picture to the individual stories. She is a cyclocross nut who is 5% Belgian and wonders if this entitles her to citizenship. Her favourite races are Ronde van Vlaanderen and La Vuelta.

In her spare time Katy is a published short fiction and non-fiction author.