Cyclist Magnus White has been killed at the age of 17 after being hit by a car while training. Check out Magnus White death here.
Cycling Star Magnus White, 17, Dead After Being Hit by Car.
USA Cycling released a statement Sunday afternoon confirming that 17-year-old Magnus White had passed away following a crash while out on a training ride in Boulder, Colorado.
“He was a rising star in the off-road cycling scene and his passion for cycling was evident through his racing and camaraderie with his teammates and local community.”
The U.S. National Team athlete was in final preparations before leaving for Glasgow, Scotland to compete in the Junior Men’s Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Championships on August 10, 2023.
White won the Junior 17-18 national title at the 2021 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships, which earned him a spot on the National Team. He competed all season in the European circuit last year.
USA Cycling said, “He proudly represented the U.S. and the Boulder community at another Cyclocross World Championships in January of 2023 in Hoogerheide [Netherlands]. The summer of 2023 marked a new chapter for White, where he earned a spot on the Mountain Bike World Championships team.”
The cycling community has already expressed heartbreak over the incident. Professional off-road endurance cyclist Payson McElveen posted “This is unbelievably heartbreaking. Wishing the best to those that knew and loved Magnus. There’s got to be a way to make road riding safer.”
His competitive cycling career started early.
“He began cycling when he was eight and quickly rose through the cycling ranks,” his GoFundMe page says. “Magnus’s journey in cycling was driven by a tireless work ethic and a deep desire to achieve his personal best.”
He won the 2021 Junior 17-18 Cyclocross National Championships in Illinois, an event described as a fusion of road cycling, mountain biking and steeplechase.
He also recently completed a full season of European Cyclocross racing with the USA Cycling National Team, and raced at the 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championship in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He also represented the U.S. at the Cyclocross World Championships in the Netherlands in January.
“We offer our heartfelt condolences to the White family, his teammates, friends, and the Boulder community during this incredibly difficult time.”