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Colombian dies after fall in national tour

A cyclist was killed Friday when he crashed during the fifth stage of the Tour of Colombia. Juan Barrero, a 31-year-old Colombian, suffered serious head injuries after he got tangled up with other cyclists and fell while negotiating a fast downhill curve. He had a cardiac arrest and died while being transported from a small hospital to a larger one, said Orlando Cardona, director of the San Vicente de Paul Hospital, located about 100 miles west of Bogota. Two other cyclists were also injured in the crash, Cardona said. "The fall was massive and Juan took the brunt of it," said his

By The Associated Press

A cyclist was killed Friday when he crashed during the fifth stage of the Tour of Colombia.

Juan Barrero, a 31-year-old Colombian, suffered serious head injuries after he got tangled up with other cyclists and fell while negotiating a fast downhill curve.

He had a cardiac arrest and died while being transported from a small hospital to a larger one, said Orlando Cardona, director of the San Vicente de Paul Hospital, located about 100 miles west of Bogota.

Two other cyclists were also injured in the crash, Cardona said.

“The fall was massive and Juan took the brunt of it,” said his brother, Manuel Barrero, also riding in the tour.