Cyclist dies after coming off bike during road race
The crash happened during the Tour O The Borders event near Selkirk on Sunday.
A cyclist has died after crashing during a race in the Borders.
The crash happened during the Tour O The Borders event near Selkirk at 9.40am on Sunday.
A 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene next to the Megget reservoir.
An event spokesman said: "It is with the deepest regret that we announce the death of a participant at Tour O The Borders closed road cycling sportive.
"We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the rider at this tragic time."
A Police Scotland spokesman added: "A 49-year-old cyclist was involved in a collision during the Tour of the Borders event.
"As a result he sustained serious injuries. No other people were involved in the collision.
"He was pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries are continuing."