Road-race death: 'Victor died doing what he loved'

The family of a man who was killed in a road race competition in north county Dublin yesterday has said he died doing what he loved.

Forty-two-year-old Victor Gilmore, from Ballymoney in Co Antrim, slipped off his high-powered bike on the narrow circuit during the Killalane races yesterday afternoon.

The father of three was rushed to Beaumont Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A roadside marshal was also injured in the crash.

Victor Gilmore is the second rider to die during a road race in the area this year after Myles Byrne from Knocklyon in south Dublin was killed during the Skerries 100 in July.


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