A 23-year-old man who was on a training ride in preparation for Ironman Mont-Tremblant is dead after colliding with a vehicle Saturday morning during a training ride. The athlete, from nearby Morin-Heights, violently hit the back of an SUV that was slowing down on Chemin Duplessis to allow other vehicles to pass according to La Presse.
The cyclist was brought to the hospital in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts in critical condition before being transferred to Saint-Jérôme where he passed away Saturday night.
According to police officer Alexandre Boucher, no criminal charges will be forthcoming. The collision between the cyclist and the vehicle with Massachusetts licenses plates was deemed an accident.
Ironman Mont-Tremblant will take place on August 20, 2017. The event attracts over 2,500 athletes to the course around the Laurentian town.