Elite amateur bike racer Angus Collins, 22, was struck and killed by a concrete truck in Melbourne, Australia on Thursday 2 February while out on a training ride. The truck driver stopped to render aid and paramedics arrived quickly, but Collins died at the scene.

“Angus tragically lost his life while doing one of the things he loved to do: ride a bike,” his team, Brunswick Cycling Club, posted on social media.

The crash occurred at a dangerous blind intersection where cyclists and drivers cannot see each other until it is too late to react. Government officials are now calling for an investigation.

Collins was a talented racer on the velodrome, specializing in points races, but he was equally at home in road events, earning victory at Tour of the South West. In addition, he coached elite cyclists and was training to be a sports physiologist at the Victorian Institute for Sport.

A GoFundMe campaign to raise $3000 AUD has been set up to help with funeral and related expenses. At press time over $24,000 has been donated.

Photos: Brunswick Cycling Club, City of Melbourne