Former British Olympian dies in Canada cycling crash

Steve Hancock died on Friday morning from injuries suffered in a collision with a car on June 7 near Toronto

Steve Hancock (Photo: Facebook)

Former British Olympian Steve Hancock has died in Canada from injuries caused from a collision with a car while out cycling in Mississauga, near Toronto.

The 58-year-old, who competed for Great Britain in the 1980 Games in kayaking, was an avid cyclist and was out on his bike when he was struck by a car on June 7.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.