Cycling

Cyclist dies after track crash in South Africa

Share This Story

   
 

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP)

South Africa's Olympic committee says a top cyclist hoping to compete at the Commonwealth Games has died after crashing at a track meet.

SASCOC says Jeanne Nel, a former national sprint, time trial and Keirin champion, died after the crash at a velodrome in Bellville near Cape Town on Tuesday.

Cycling coach Ricky Kulsen says Nel was ''one of the best sprinters South Africa has ever had ... a true champion lost to South African cycling.''

The Olympic committee said on Wednesday that Nel was a member of the South African men's sprint team attempting to qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland in July and August. It didn't give any detail on the cause of death.

Cycling South Africa said ''we're shocked at the devastating news.''

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



FOX SPORTS Videos

Hood: Another black eye for Cycling Posted: Aug 24, 2012
Andrew Hood of Velo News discusses Lance Armstrong's decision to drop his challe...

London Beat: Cyclists take silver in team pursuit Posted: Aug 06, 2012
Cyclists Dotsie Bausch and Jennie Reed join FOXSports.com to talk about their si...

In Focus: Dotsie Bausch Posted: Jul 12, 2012
Laura Okmin tells the triumphant story of track cyclist Dotsie Bausch.

More Than Sports on MSN

Fox Sports Store