RAAM winner Jure Robič dies in traffic accident

By Charles PelkeyUpdated: Sep 24th 2010 2:08 PM EDT

Robic rides through Colorado on his way to his fifth RAAM victory.Robic rides through Colorado on his way to his fifth RAAM victory.

Five-time winner of the Race Across America, Jure Robic, died of injuries suffered in traffic accident in his native Slovenia on Friday.

Robic was struck by a car about five kilometers from his home, while descending a narrow mountain road in the Karavanke mountain range near the town of Jesenice.

The 45-year-old Robic was widely regarded as the world’s best ultra-endurance cyclist, setting a host of records in the discipline and winning RAAM five times, including this year.

According to a preliminary report from the Kranj Police Authority, the accident occurred at around 2:00 p.m. when Robic was struck by a car driven by a 55-year-old local resident. Robic died at the scene.

The report noted that the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

How sad. Condolences to his family and friends. Wikipedia.

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2 thoughts on “RAAM winner Jure Robič dies in traffic accident”

  1. It is indeed sad to hear of Robic’s death. While I didn’t know him personally, I did enjoy tracking him across the country in RAAM.

    As Jim says, condolences to his family…

    – Zeke

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    1. Thanks Zeke,

      Bicycle safety always concerns me–yet I ride. Because I see lots of cycling news, I’m constantly sadden by the loss of so many cyclist in auto-to-cycle crashes. Thanks Zeke for your comment. –jim

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