8 Apr 2009

Former top Aussie cyclist found dead

6:53 pm on 8 April 2009

Australia's former world cycling champion Jobie Dajka was found dead in his Adelaide home yesterday.

The 26 year old was a gold medalist at the 2002 world track championships in Denmark, but two years later he was kicked off Australia's team for the Athens Olympics when he admitted lying to a doping investigation.

The following year he was banned from cycling for a year for assaulting Australia's head coach.

In 2006 he admitted sufffering from depresssion.