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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 27 / 16

Serbian cyclist DEJAN MARIC  died "after a fatal collision at the 4th Mt. Wuyi Cycling Race in southeast China's Fujian province on Sunday." The organizers called off the 99km race "after the 25-year-old Maric collided with other riders at the 16km mark." Maric was "rushed to a nearby hos...

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