Carly-Hibberd-Obituary

Carly Hibberd

Obituary

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian road cyclist Carly Hibberd has been killed after colliding with a car while training in Italy.

Australia's department of foreign affairs said Thursday that the 26-year-old Hibberd, from Queensland state, died after she was struck by a car on Wednesday in Como in Italy's north.

The accident reportedly occurred when she was riding on a road between Appiano Gentile and Lurato Caccivio, north of Milan, with Colombian rider Diego Tamayo. Tamayo was not hurt.

A former runner from Noosa, north of Brisbane, Hibberd won the national road race series in 2008 before moving overseas in 2009 to pursue her career as a professional road cyclist. She joined the Cassina Rizzardi A Style Fionucci team at the start of this season.

Veteran Australian sprinter Robbie McEwen posted on Twitter: "Just read the terribly sad news about the death of Aussie rider Carly Hibberd, sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to her loved ones."

Hibberd's fatal accident follows the death of Belgium's Wouter Weylandt in the Giro d'Italia on May 9.

Australian female cyclist Amy Gillet was killed and five of her teammates injured after a car ran into them as they prepared for a road race in Germany in 2005.


Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press

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To the family of Carly Hibberd - my deepest sympathy! May you have peace during this difficult time and may you be comforted while you struggle with such a loss.

Psalm 34:18

Another great cyclist bites the dust and way, way to soon. Goes to show how really dangerous our sport can be even when one is very carefull. Enjoy the ride home and the clouds.

"Always an Angel in your heart, now an Angel on your shoulder, watching over you" you are in our thoughts & prayers & thoughts, God Bless You All....

So sad.A beautiful young lady.People should be more aware of cyclists.We are everywhere.

TO THE FAMILY OF CARLY HIBBERD

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YOU EACH IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES "

My condolences to the family of Carly Hibberd. It's a sad loss for the cycling world.

My deepest condolence to the family