Former British racer Roger Dunne dies while swimming in France

Best remembered for his 1986 victory at the Tour of the Cotswolds, former semi-professional racer Roger Dunne has died

Roger Dunne, winner of the 1986 Tour of the Cotswolds, has died after a swimming accident in a lake in France on Wednesday, his family has announced.

Having started cycling at the age of 12 in 1972, Dunne went on to become a successful amateur racer in the UK in the late 70s, including a win over a young Sean Yates in the Hardriders TT and being crowned the best UK amateur at the 1979 Tour of Ireland.

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