A well-known Alberta biathlete, Penny Thompson, died Friday after she was hit by a vehicle while riding her bicycle, RCMP say.

The accident happened near Thompson's hometown of Grovedale, southwest of Grande Prairie.

The 35-year-old woman was hit when the driver ofa vehicle lost control on Golf Course Road, police say.

The driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police said speed is believed to have been a factor and charges are pending.

Meanwhile, Edmonton police are looking for the driver of a pickup truck who hit and killed a 38-year-old cyclist in the city on the weekend.

Police said the truck's drivertook off after hitting the man atStony Plain Road, just west of Anthony Henday Drive.

The cyclist was thrown into the ditch, said Const. Darryl Claire.