A Rosebud cyclist has been killed at Milawa after being hit by a four-wheel-drive.
The man, 50, was riding a recumbent bicycle west along Snow Road toward Oxley just before 4.30pm Saturday.
A white Nissan Patrol, travelling in the same direction, hit the cyclist in the 100km/h zone causing him to die at the scene.
A Linton man, 51, was the sole occupant of the vehicle and pulled over to call triple-0.
He was arrested and assisted police with their investigation on Saturday night.
Detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit were called to the incident.
Wangaratta Highway Patrol Sergeant Michael Connors said the cyclist had been riding on his own.
“He was riding a recumbent bicycle which is one of the low bikes where the rider is almost laying back with their feet out in front,” he said.
“It's hard to tell what caused the accident at this stage.
“We are on a fairly good road here in a 100km/h zone, but just behind us is a perfectly good bicycle path.
“I think at times the rider has got to weigh things up.
“They are quite within their rights to use the road, but their own safety is paramount, so these are all things to consider.”
Police have spoken with witnesses who were at the scene and cyclist is yet to be formally identified.
Snow Road was closed for several hours in both directions between Milawa and Oxley.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Wangaratta Highway Patrol on (03) 5723 0888.