Rider dies after being hit by vehicle in Belgium during Transcontinental Race

Frank Simons was killed just 82km after leaving the start in Geraardsbergen

Police tape (Getty)

Ultra-endurance cycling has been struck by another tragedy after a rider was killed while competing in the Transcontinental Race from Belgium to Greece.

Frank Simons was hit by a vehicle at 3am on Saturday near Four à Verre in Belgium, just 82km after leaving the start in Geraardsbergen, with local press reporting that the driver did not stop at the scene and is now being sought by police.

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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.