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.

According to the Toronto Star, Hancock's wife, Karen Simpson, confirmed that her husband passed away early on the morning of June 24, the eve of his 59th birthday.

Peel Regional Police reported that Hancock was riding in a group on the evening of June 7 when he was struck by the vehicle. Police have not determined whether charges will be brought against the driver.

Hanckock competed for Great Britain at the 1980 Moscow Games in the four-man 1000m kayak, where the team finished seventh in the opening heat and was knocked out in the following repêchage.

In Toronto, Hancock worked as CEO of VidWRX Inc until the crash and was a member of two cycling clubs in the city.

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