Thai lorry driver who admitted killing round-the-world cyclist fined just £143

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The lorry driver involved in the collision that killed round-the-world cyclist Juan Francisco Guillermo has reportedly been fined 7,500 Thai Bhats, the equivalent of just £143, and escaped jail.

Guillermo died after being hit by 64-year-old truck driver Thiwarat Chaipidet in Thailand's Nakhon Ratchasima province in February; just eight months before he was scheduled to finish a five-year record attempt.

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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.