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Jose Antonio Espinosa, 26, the Spanish rider with MX Onda, died yesterday from injuries sustained on Saturday after colliding with a race official during the team time-trial section of the Criterium de Fuenlabrada in Spain. The condition of the race official Francisco Casillas, 56, was described as serious. He suffered facial bone fractures.

Sean Yates, who is set to retire from world class racing, yesterday beat the field by more than six minutes in a 25-mile time trial at Brighton. Yates, 36, a former Tour de France stage winner, clocked a course and event record of 52min 54sec.