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17-year-old Boulder cyclist killed while training for mountain bike world championships

U.S. national team cyclist Magnus White was killed over the weekend when he was struck by a vehicle on a training ride near his home in Boulder.
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Posted at 9:01 PM, Jul 30, 2023

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — U.S. national team cyclist Magnus White was killed over the weekend when he was struck by a vehicle on a training ride near his home in Boulder. USA Cycling announced his death in a statement Sunday.

The 17-year-old was on a final training ride before competing in the junior mountain bike world championships in Glasgow, Scotland. He is survived by his parents, Michael and Jill, and his brother, Eero.

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 had begun to dabble in road racing and mountain biking this year.

According to a USA Cycling post, White was a cyclist from a very young age, beginning when he was eight and was set to compete in the Junior Men's Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Championships in early August.

He was set to start his senior year of high school, according to a GoFundMe account which has been created to support White's family.