Female Bakersfield cyclist killed during race

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Word is spreading around the cycling community that one of Bakersfield's best women cyclists is dead. Her family has asked that her name not be released, but has confirmed that the woman died this morning while racing in the 15Th Mariposa Women's Stage Race.Eyewitness News has been told that she was riding down a hill and did not see a support van that had stopped to fix another riders flat tire. The woman tried to brake but lost control of her bike and smashed into the van. We'll have more on this story as it becomes available.