Cyclist killed on West Tamar Highway

Tasmania's peak cycling body has labelled the death of 21-year-old cyclist on the West Tamar Highway a tragedy. 

Cycling Tasmania chief executive Colin Burns happened to drive past the crash scene this morning. 

``It's a tragedy...it was where I was going to ride past this morning. We train down here everyday,'' he said.

``Two young guys together and he's been hit.''

The crash occurred near the Tamar Wetlands when a utility collided with the 21-year-old's bike. 

Police said the cyclist was from the Trevallyn area. 

Early investigations indicate the driver didn't see the cyclist, police said. 

Mr Burns has called on the government to introduce a minimum one metre distance for motorists passing cyclists. 

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