Rider dies after being hit by vehicle during Trans Am ultra-endurance race

61-year-old Eric Fishbein killed during ultra-endurance race

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A rider has been killed while competing in the Trans Am ultra-endurance race across America. Eric Fishbein was struck by a vehicle while riding on Highway 96 in Kansas on Saturday night, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 61-year-old rider was about halfway through the self-supported 4,300km race from Astoria, Washington to Yorktown, Virginia when the incident occurred.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.