Amy Dombroski killed after being hit by a truck while out training
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Amy Dombroski killed after being hit by a truck while out training

by Ben Atkins at 2:47 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Cyclocross
US cyclocross star hit as she prepares for the new season

amy dombroskiThe tragic news that US cyclocross star Amy Dombroski has been killed after being hit by a truck while out training has been released via her Telenet-Fidea team. The 26-year-old from Vermont, who was resident in Boulder, Colorado, arrived in Belgium earlier this week, in time for the team’s official presentation on Tuesday, and was understood to be out training in preparation for her second full season in Europe for the Belgian team.

It’s understood that Dombroski was doing some speed training behind a scooter near to the town of Sint-Katelijne-Waver, in the Antwerp province of eastern Flanders, when the incident happened. The rider of the scooter miraculously avoided collision, but Dombroski was hit and succumbed to her injuries.

"Around 16:43 it was reported to the police of an accident on the Werchtersesteenweg. A woman of 26 years came into collision with a truck," Sarah Callewaert from the Leuven public prosecutor’s office told the Gazet Van Antwerpen.

"The traffic expert, the medical examiner and the lab went to the scene to investigate the situation of the accident. There is no evidence that led them to believe that the 52-year-old driver of the truck had been drinking.”

Predominantly a mountainbike and cyclocross rider, Dombroski also rode some road races, and spent two years at the Webcor Builders team in 2008 and 2009.

It is cyclocross that she will be best remembered for, however, having spent a year each at the Luna Pro Team and Crankbrothers Race Club before joining Young Telenet Fidea last winter. The 5’1” rider was one of the emerging talents of US cyclocross, with the ambition this year to win at least two races and finish on the podium several more times.

With plenty of top ten finishes in many of Belgium’s biggest races last season, Dombroski finished eleventh in both the Koksijde and Roubaix World Cup races, and matched those results in the World Championships in Louisville, KY.

So far this year, she had taken 15th place in Cross Vegas, and eighth and 11th in the Gloucester GP in Massachusetts.

All at VeloNation would like to pass our sincere condolences to Amy’s friends and family at this time.


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