Judge dies after accident at velodrome in Mexico

10:07, May 26, 2010      

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A cycling judge died after an accident at the Guadalajara's velodrome in west of Mexico, where there will host the Pan American Games 2011.

The Mexican Cycling Federation said on Tuesday that judge Jose Luis Rico of 75 years old died on Monday night after his head was accidentally hit during the women's "scratch" trial of 20 kilometers in the category 15-16 years old of the National Olympics in Mexico.

The authorities said one of the competitors went out of the road and hit Rico, who suffered a skull fracture of third grade and died while he was getting the preliminary aids.

In the accident also other four competitors were injured and taken to a hospital in Guadalajara, Jalisco state.

Guadalajara city is hosting the National Olympics where 25,000 athletes between 10 and 18 years old participate. This is considered a previous trial to the Pan American Games 2011.

Source:Xinhua

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