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RIP Clément Ouimet. 18 years old…what a waste. #ride4clement Very sad this morning to wake up with the news of the death of a young man full of promises. Clement passed away during a training ride on Montreal's Camilien Houde climb when he hit car that pulled a U Turn in front of him when he was coming back down the hill. Our condolences and prayers go out to his family, his friends and his whole team @thepack.montreal. #sadness @globalcyclingnetwork @cyclingnews_feed @pedalmag @velonews @soigneurs @canadiancycling @so_montreal @cxmagazine @redhookcrit
Clément Ouimet, a junior racer with Espoirs Élite Primeau Vélo, has been killed after being hit by a car on Mount Royal in Montreal on Wednesday, reports say.
Ouimet was 18 years old.
Around 11 a.m., Ouimet and the car were both travelling down Camillien-Houde Way, police said. The route is popular for cyclists, offering a tough climb over Mount Royal that makes for a hard, grinding training ride. The climb also features in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal.
Coming down from the ascent, the car reportedly made a sudden U-turn—something police said is illegal, but not necessarily criminal—knocking Ouimet from his bike. Ouimet succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
In July, Ouimet participated in the Tour de l’Abitibi, the prestigious junior road race.
No charges have yet been laid against the 59-year-old driver. The investigation, police say, is still ongoing. Meanwhile, the city of Montreal, says mayor Denis Coderre, intends to review the area where the fatal collision occurred.
A memorial ride has been scheduled for Friday.