John Henderson
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October 3, 2013
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Boulder cyclist Amy Dombroski killed in training crash in Europe

Pro cyclocross racer Amy Dombroski of Boulder was killed Thursday when she was hit by a car while training in Belgium.

Dombroski, 26, was riding behind a scooter when she was hit by a truck. The 52-year-old truck driver was not under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred at 4 a.m. MDT, according to the Belgian newspaper, Het Nieusblad.

Dombroski won three under-23 cyclocross national titles and moved to Belgium last year to train with her team, Telenet-Fidea.

The accident sent shock waves through the Colorado cycling community.

"When I decided to come back to cycling I came back specifically wanting to live as an athlete like Amy Dombroski did," said Mara Abbott, a Boulder cyclist who returned in 2012 after a year's absence and won her second prestigious Giro Rosa title.

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