21 Oct 2017

French cyclist killed in Tour of New Caledonia

7:11 pm on 21 October 2017

A French cyclist has been killed in the Tour of New Caledonia.

Mathieu Riebel died instantly when he crashed into an oncoming ambulance on a descent near Noumea.

Reports say he was going at about 80 kilometres an hour.

Another rider Erwan Brenterch also crashed and suffered a broken leg.

20-year old Riebel had won a junior national title in France.