Danish junior cyclist dies after being hit by car during time trial

The 18-year-old died after a car apparently made it's way on to the route

UCI Road World Championships in Copenhagen in 2011 (Lars Ronbog/Sportsagency/Getty)

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A Danish junior cyclist, Andreas Byskov Sarbov, has died after being hit by a car during a time trial, the Danish Cycling Federation has confirmed.

Sarbov, who was only 18 years old, was racing in the Tour de Himmelfart, when the accident occurred on Friday May 31 during stage three, with the race subsequently being cancelled.

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