Young French cyclist Romain Guyot, just 23 years old, was killed by a truck on Thursday while training near Roche-Sur-Yon, France, according to regional paper Ouest France.
Guyot was involved in a crash with a truck in an intersection around noon. Medics and firefighters arrived on the scene, but were unable to save the young racer. Further details of the incident were not immediately available.
Guyot raced for Vendée-U, a regional team founded in 1991 by Jean-René Bernaudeau, the manager of the Direct Energie team. It served as a feeder for that Pro Continental squad and other top teams, sending riders like Roger Hammond, Nicolas Jalabert, Charlie Wegelius, and Brian Coquard into the sport’s upper echelon.
Guyot raced as a stagaire with Europcar at the end of the 2015 season.