Well-known Marbella cyclist Mario Zumaquero was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Sunday morning.

Zumaquero (pictured) was training at 6.40am when he was struck by what is believed to be a Mercedes. The accident happened at km 167 on the A7, close to Diana Park.

Several witnesses saw the car strike Zumaquero without stopping. The emergency services were quickly on the scene but were unable to save him. Guardia Civil and Local Police have begun a search for the occupants of the light coloured Mercedes, which they believe will have damage to the right hand side.

Tributes have been posted on Social Media for the 44-year-old Zumaquero, who was a popular figure on the local cycling scene.