Tour de Houston rider dies after medical emergency

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by The Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 18 at 9:26 AM

HOUSTON -- Organizers say a cyclist in the Tour de Houston has died following an unspecified medical emergency.

Tour spokeswoman Susan Christian says the man died Sunday. His name and further details on the medical problem were not immediately released. Christian also says the death was not the result of any collision during the eighth-annual event.

It’s the first cyclist death during the Tour de Houston, which included 20, 45 and 70-mile races.

Funds raised from this year’s event will benefit reforestation of Houston parks that have suffered drought damage.

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