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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.

White was a rising multidisciplinary star, winning a junior national championship in cyclocross in 2021 and earning a place on the U.S. national team. He competed with the team in Europe ahead of last year's cyclocross world championships, and he was picked to represent the U.S. again at this year's cyclocross worlds in the Netherlands.

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."