British cycle champion killed

A BRITISH cycle champion has died from injuries suffered in a road accident.Jason MacIntyre, 34, was in collision with a van on the A82 near Fort William in Scotland.

A BRITISH cycle champion has died from injuries suffered in a road accident.

Jason MacIntyre, 34, was in collision with a van on the A82 near Fort William in Scotland.

The father of eight year-old twin daughters, held time trial and road race titles. He was taken to Belford Hospital where he later died.

Paying tribute, Scottish Cycling president Jock Shaw, said: “We have lost one of our finest cyclists.”

Jackie Davidson, director of Scottish Cycling, added: “Everyone is shocked to hear the news. Jason was a rider with so much talent and potential.”

MacIntyre was selected to represent Scotland in the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and won the British 25 mile Time Trial twice.

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He had been preparing for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

The cyclist was also the first Scot to win the British Circuit race Time Trial Championship.