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Man pleads guilty over death of top Irish cyclist

A businessman rushing to catch a flight home has pleaded guilty to causing the death of top Irish cyclist David McCall more than three years ago.

The 46-year-old Commonwealth medallist was struck by the car of 28-year-old Michael Gerard Croome on August 12 2008.

Croome, with an address at Prior Wharf, in Liverpool, had been charged with causing the death of Mr McCall by dangerous driving.

However, yesterday, on the second day of his trial at Antrim Crown Court, he admitted to the lesser charge of causing the 46-year-old cyclist's death by careless driving.

At the time of the accident, McCall was taking part in a cycle race which took him and other competitors along the Belfast Road close to Nutts Corner.

Croome, who was freed on continuing bail, will be sentenced next month.

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