Minute's silence to be held at Paralympic closing ceremony for Iranian cyclist who died in Rio

A minute's silence is to be held at the Paralympic closing ceremony for the Iranian cyclist who died during the Games.

Bahman Golbarnezhad passed away in hospital shortly after crashing during the men's C4/C5 road race on Saturday.

It is believed he lost control and hit and wall and later suffered a heart attack on his way to hospital.

The 48-year-old is the first athlete to ever be killed in competition - and was the only Iranian cyclist to make it to Rio.

Dame Sarah Storey rode the same route an hour after the tragedy. Credit: ITV News

Great Britain's Dame Sarah Storey - who rode the same route an hour after the tragedy - said it was not particularly dangerous.

She told ITV News: "I saw him yesterday morning as the Iranian pit was opposite our pit.

"We didn't exchange any words but were both there in our own thoughts ahead of our races.

"I was really delighted to see the Iranian team were there with cycling and I was looking forward to seeing how he'd got on."

Sir Philip Craven said he has 'no doubts' there was anything wrong with the course. Credit: ITV News

The head of the International Paralympic Committee insists the road was safe.

Sir Philip Craven said he was awaiting the official report on the incident.

But he added: "Don't think I have any doubts that there was something not right with the course."

The Paralympic Closing Ceremony will air on Channel 4 from 10pm.