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Amy Dombroski, R.I.P.: Boulder-based cycling star killed in training accident

One of the most prominent clips of Boulder-based cyclocross racer Amy Dombroski declares that she had become a rock star -- and that's precisely how she was viewed locally and internationally. Her effervescent personality was matched by grit exemplified by the number of pics in which her face is spattered by mud.

Dombroski's joy only makes her death yesterday in Europe that much more difficult to grasp. Look below to learn more about the incident and get a sense in photos and videos of why she'll be missed so enormously.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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