The first Soviet world champion in Cycling was tragically killed near Izhevsk

world champion in road Cycling, Andrey Vedernikov has died at the age of 60 years. He died tragically in the territory of one of sanatoria of Izhevsk.

“It happened in the morning in Izhevsk in the logging, it is crushed by the tree. The result is nearly an hour, still not cleaned. In the place of doctors and the President of the local Federation”, – said on Saturday TASS, the head of Federation of Bicycle sports of Russia Yuri Curly.

world champion in Cycling 1981 Andrei Vedernikov was tragically killed. Vedernikov was 60 years old. The circumstances of his death were not disclosed. Andrei Vedernikov became the first Soviet world champion in road Cycling. In addition, he is a five time champion of the USSR. pic.twitter.com/VZsIBNHS9k

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“the Early morning athlete was son to Perm. Then Vedernikov went to the territory of one of the Izhevsk resorts. There in the process, shaft trees, the athlete was fatally injured,” said the President of the Cycling Federation of Udmurt Republic Vyacheslav Kharin.

Andrey Vedernikov has won the world Cup in 1981 in road Cycling in the road race, becoming the first Soviet athlete who brought a gold medal from this competition. In addition to winning the world Cup Vedernikov five times won the championship of the Soviet Union.