The delivery van driver who hit and killed cyclist Jim Freeman in Devenish has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death.
Timothy Scott, 34, appeared in Wangaratta County Court on Tuesday via video link from Melbourne.
His barrister Jacob Kantor told the court his client would plead guilty to the single charge.
"He's here with his family and his wife," he said.
The Delacombe man was driving his Volkswagen Caddy van on Benalla-Yarrawonga Road on March 24, 2017 when he crashed into the back of Mr Freeman who was cycling with a friend.
He and the friend had travelled from Melbourne to the North East for a six-day cycling tour and were just 10 kilometres from reaching Benalla Rail Station to return home when he was hit by the van.
Mr Freeman was an experienced cyclist and member of the Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club.
Scott previously told the court he slowly applied the brakes to overtake Mr Freeman, but the vehicle felt like it was pulling to the right so he overcorrected and lost control.
With his guilty plea yesterday, he accepted responsibility.
Scott was initially charged with six offences, but the lesser charges were withdrawn by the prosecution.
Mr Kantor asked that Scott be allowed to remain on bail.
He also requested the plea hearing be conducted at Melbourne County Court, rather than the usual process of holding it in Wangaratta which is closer to where the offence occurred.
The move was approved by Judge Julie Condon and the case was adjourned until September 11.
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