Tragedy as US junior rider Magnus White killed in training accident
Seventeen-year-old American cyclist Magnus White, who was scheduled to race at the upcoming world championships in Scotland, was killed Saturday when he was struck by a vehicle on a training ride near his home in Boulder, Colorado
American junior rider Magnus White has died after being hit by a car while training in his Colorado home town. The 17-year-old, a US junior men's national team member, was out riding in Boulder when the accident happened.
White had been preparing for the Junior Men's Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Championships in Glasgow starting next week.
"It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share the news that 17-year-old Magnus White has passed away in a training accident," USA Cycling said, "We ride for Magnus. 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 team-mates and local community."
White won the 2021 Junior 17-18 Cyclocross National Championships and competed in the 2022 and 2023 UCI Cyclocross World Championships.
He is survived by his parents, Michael and Jill, and his brother, Eero.
"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," USA Cycling said in a statement. "We offer our heartfelt condolences to the White family, his teammates, friends, and the Boulder community during this incredibly difficult time."