Magnus White: American cyclist dies aged 17

From USA Cycling

Magnus White died during a training ride near his home in Boulder, Colorado, USA.


American cyclist Magnus White, hailed as a “rising star” in the sport, has died in a training accident in Boulder, Colorado, at the age of 17, USA Cycling announced on Sunday.

The governing body said White was preparing to compete in the cross-country discipline at the junior Mountain Bike World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, when he was hit by a vehicle.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the White family, his teammates, friends and the Boulder community at this incredibly difficult time,” USA Cycling said in a statement. “We ride for Magnus.”

CNN has reached out to the Colorado State Patrol for comment.

White specialized in off-road cycling and competed for the U.S. team at the 2022 and 2023 Cyclocross World Championships. He began racing at the national level at age 10, according to USA Cycling.

This year was the first time he earned a spot on the Mountain Bike World Championships team. He was due to compete in Glasgow on 10 August.

“White fell in love with cycling at an early age through Boulder Junior Cycling,” the USA Cycling statement added.

“He was a rising star on the off-road cycling scene and his passion for cycling was evident through his racing and camaraderie with his teammates and the local community.”

White is survived by his parents, Jill and Michael, and his brother, Eero. ONE GoFundMe set up by family friends in his memory surpassed $60,000 on Monday.

From August 3rd to August 13th, the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships will be held in Glasgow and throughout Scotland.

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