Cyclist dies in crash at end of Portland race

A cyclist died when he crashed headfirst near the finish line during a road race at Portland International Raceway on Tuesday night. The 29-year-old cyclist from Milwaukee, whose name was withheld pending family notification, was 300 yards from finishing the 40-mile race when he lost control of his bike, said Lt. Allen Oswalt, a spokesman for Portland Fire and Rescue. The cyclist slammed headfirst into a steel post filled with concrete. AP Story

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