A British cyclist has been killed during a race in Australia, police have confirmed.
Mike Hall was competing in the Indian Pacific Wheel Race when he was involved in a collision with a car on Friday.
The race began on 18 March and was due to finish on Friday. The Yorkshire-born cyclist had been in second place.
Race organisers said his death was a "great loss to the global cycling community". The race, from Perth to Sydney, was cancelled after the crash.
ACT Policing - the community policing arm of the Australian Federal Police - and race organisers are investigating.
The crash happened on Friday morning on the Monaro Highway at Royalla, south of Canberra, in New South Wales.
Mr Hall - who won the 2012 World Cycle Race - died at the scene.
His family has been informed, police said.Image copyright Gene Kehoe
Mr Hall founded the annual Transcontinental Race - an ultra-endurance across Europe.
In 2013 and 2016 he won the Tour Divide mountain bike race in the Rocky Mountains.
In a statement released by the organisers of the 5,450km, unsupported ride, the IPWR said Mr Hall "leaves an incredible legacy".
They said he "revelled in the spirit and adventure of ultra-endurance cycling events", and praised his efforts in "both raising money and the spirits of others".
A tribute ride is being planned in Sydney for Sunday.