American cyclist Amy Dombroski died Thursday after being hit by a truck while training in Belgium, the cyclo-cross team Telenet-Fidea reported. “It is terrible, terrible news,” said Corne Lepoeter, president of Telenet’s development team. “We are all so sad.” Her team reports that she was engaged to marry motocross racer Ryan Rozinski.
According to Bloomberg News, she was following a scooter as part of her training Thursday when the accident occurred on a country road in Sint-Katelijne-Waver. The scooter driver was not injured. The 52-year-old truck driver is said to have not been under the influence of alcohol.
The 26-year-old native of Jericho, Vt., part of the Boulder Colorado cycling community, has been racing with the Belgium-based team since 2012. According to Velonews, Amy Dombroski won three times under-23 national cyclo-cross, competed in the Gran Prix of Gloucester in Massachusetts just this week; and finished eighth, and eleventh, respectively.
Amy Dombroski’s friends have expressed condolences; and have set up a memorial fund to help her family. Please leave donations at Pro Peloton in Boulder or mail to Memorial of Amy Dombroski; c/o Wells Fargo Deposits; 1242 Pearl St.; Boulder 80302. Boulder-based VeloNews