There is terrible news in the world of professional cycling as American Amy Dombroski of the cyclo-cross team Telenet-Fidea was killed during a training ride. The announcement was made on October 4 and comes from this article.
Dombroski was 26 years old and had been riding with her team since 2012. The team is based in Belgium, which is where the accident took place. She was following a scooter on a country road when she was hit by a truck. The article noted that the truck driver did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol.
Dombroski had just finished competing in the Gran Prix of Gloucester in Massachusetts earlier in the week, where she finished eighth and 11th. She joined the team in Belgium shortly afterwards.
Dombroski was a three-time under-23 national champion in cyclo-cross and was engaged to motocross racer Ryan Rozinski.
Telent-Fidea team president Corne Lepoeter is quoted in the article as saying that “we are all so sad.” Dombroski’s childhood friend and fellow professional cyclist, Jamey Driscoll, said that Dombroski was “outgoing and personable when she was cycling. She was personable and talkative. It didn’t really matter who you were, or whatever.”