American Lung Association retires number of cyclist killed in Trek Across Maine

Posted June 19, 2013, at 9:35 a.m.
David LeClair
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David LeClair

The bib number worn by a Massachusetts cyclist killed in the Trek Across Maine will never again be worn by any trekker.

Jeff Seyler, CEO of the American Lung Association of the Northeast, said Wednesday bib number 1945, worn by David LeClair, 23, has been retired.

Seyler said the decision was announced Saturday during the Trek’s second stop at Colby College in Waterville.

LeClair, who was riding for the athenahealth team in the 180-mile charity bike ride from Sunday River to Belfast, was killed on Route 2 near Rumford on the trek’s first day when he was run over by a tractor-trailer after falling from his bike, police have said.

The Watertown, Mass., cyclist was sipping from his water bottle when a rig driven by Michel Masse-Defresne of Quebec passed him. The draft caused by the truck caused LeClair to lose control of his bike and fall into the truck’s path.

The state medical examiner concluded LeClair was killed by blunt force trauma to the head.

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