News has just come in that Australian cyclist Carly Hibberd has died in Italy after being hit by a car while out training.
The 26-year-old had ridden for Italian team Michela Fanini Record Rox for the 2009-10 seasons and had been riding for Cassina Rizzardi A Style Fiorucci. Our thoughts are with her friends and family.
Edit: The Australian cycling community has been deeply impacted by Hibberd's death, and Cycling Australia have posted a tribute to Carly. There's also a moving tribute from the Vanderkitten team in the comments here. The Giro Donne organisers have paid tribute to her, at yesterday's stage end and with a minute of silence for her before today's stage. My thoughts also with the riders who knew her, continuing to race around the world. Rachel Neylan's words moved me:
Stage 7 @Girodonne we will race up the mtn in honour and respect for Carly with the same fun & passion for life & cycling she always showed