Damion Drapac, son of team owner Michael, has died after being hit by a car

The 30-year-old died at the scene as he was making his way to a local race

The Drapac Cycling team preparing for stage six of the 2014 Tour Down Under (Mark Gunter/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Damion Drapac, amateur racer and son of team owner Michael Drapac, has died after being hit by a car.

The 30-year-old's Drapac-Cannondale Holistic Development Team announced this morning that Damion had passed away on Thursday April 25.

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