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Bicyclist killed Sunday during Tour of Kansas City event

A bicyclist was killed in a crash Sunday during the Tour of Kansas City Criterium race.
A bicyclist was killed in a crash Sunday during the Tour of Kansas City Criterium race. Tour of Kansas City

A bicyclist was killed in a crash Sunday during the Tour of Kansas City event.

Police said the incident happened at 18th and Oak streets. The crash reportedly happened about 1:30 p.m.

No other details were immediately available.

The Tour of Kansas City posted condolences on their Facebook page late Sunday evening.

According to the race website, this particular event was called the Tour of KC Criterium, hosted by the KC Crossroads Arts District.

“A new, fast, technical course in the heart of the downtown area will challenge riders and offer exciting spectating,” the site said.

“The Tour of Kansas City has been a part of the local landscape for 54 years,” said an announcement on Facebook. “It is the longest running bike race west of the Mississippi. The race weekend consists of a time trial, circuit race, and criterium in an omnium format with male and female champions crowned. The Prologue Time Trial is back alongside the iconic Cliff Drive Circuit Race, and the well received Crossroads Criterium will once again serve as the final event of the weekend.”

Matt Campbell: 816-234-4902, @MattCampbellKC

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