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2020 Pikes Peak motorcycle race canceled after rider death

Posted: 4:08 PM, Jul 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-26 18:08:31-04
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Officials have canceled the 2020 edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb following the death of racer Carlin Dunne.

The Gazette reports Friday that the race's board scrubbed next year's event after Dunne, a four-time race division winner, careened off the road near the summit June 30.

He was the third racer to die in the climb since 2014.

The board says it will decide sometime next year if the race should resume.

Auto racing up the peak will continue.

Called "The Race to the Clouds," the 13-mile (20-kilometer) Hill Climb has some 156 turns as it winds its way from 4,720 feet (1,440 meters) altitude to the 14,110-foot (4,300-meter) summit of Pikes Peak, overlooking Colorado Springs.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com