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Ricardo Otxoa killed in Spain

Spanish rider Ricardo Otxoa was killed Thursday in a training accident while his twin brother and Kelme team mate Javier was taken to hospital with serious injuries, a team spokesman said. The two racers were hit by a vehicle as they trained at Cartama in the southern province of Malaga. Ricardo died on the spot while Javier, winner of the 10th stage of last year's Tour de France, suffered serious injuries to his head and body and was reported to be in a coma. Copyright AFP2001

By VeloNews Interactive, Copyright AFP2001

Spanish rider Ricardo Otxoa was killed Thursday in a training accident while his twin brother and Kelme team mate Javier was taken to hospital with serious injuries, a team spokesman said.

The two racers were hit by a vehicle as they trained at Cartama in the southern province of Malaga.

Ricardo died on the spot while Javier, winner of the 10th stage of last year’s Tour de France, suffered serious injuries to his head and body and was reported to be in a coma.

Copyright AFP2001