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Ultra-Cyclist Dies While Training on Rio-Santos Road in São Paulo
01/26/2016 - 09h10
FROM SÃO PAULO
The ultra-cyclist Claudio Clarindo, 38, died on Monday morning (25) after being run over on the Rio-Santos road, along the São Paulo coast. He was with another cyclist, Jacob Amorim, who was injured in the accident.
On his Facebook page, Clarindo's team said that according to the Transport Police, the driver of a vehicle heading towards Guarujá fell asleep at the wheel, crossed over into the opposite lane and hit the two cyclists. Clarindo and Amorim were cycling in the shoulder, with appropriate safety equipment.
Clarindo was considered one of the ten best long distance cyclists in the world, having completed five times the Race Across America (RAAM), one of cycling's longest competitions - a 5000km crossing of the United States from east to west coast.
His next goal was to complete the long distance world circuit in 2016.
Translated by TOM GATEHOUSE
|The ultra-cyclist Claudio Clarindo died on Monday (25) after being run over on the Rio-Santos road|