17-year-old American bicycle owner Magnus White hailed as a “rising star” within the sport, misplaced his life throughout a coaching accident in Boulder, Colorado.
The heartbreaking information was confirmed by USA Biking, the governing physique of biking in the USA, on Sunday. Magnus had been getting ready to compete within the cross-country self-discipline on the junior Mountain Bike World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland when he was tragically struck by a automobile.
USA Biking expressed profound condolences to Magnus White’s household, teammates, pals, and the Boulder neighborhood throughout this extremely tough time, emphasising their solidarity with the grieving events as they bear in mind Magnus’s ardour for the game with each trip they take.
Magnus White was recognized for his distinctive expertise in off-road biking and had represented the US staff on the Cyclocross World Championships in each 2022 and 2023. His biking journey started on the younger age of 10 when he began racing at a nationwide stage, demonstrating his dedication to the game from an early age.
This yr marked a big achievement for him as he secured a spot within the Mountain Bike World Championships staff, a testomony to his expertise and exhausting work. Tragically, his desires of competing in Glasgow on August 10 had been lower quick within the unlucky accident.
Boulder Junior Biking performed a big position in fostering Magnus White’s love for biking, and he rapidly emerged as a rising star within the off-road biking scene. His ardour for the game was evident not solely in his spectacular racing performances but additionally within the camaraderie he shared along with his teammates and the area people.
Magnus White leaves behind his grieving mother and father, Jill and Michael, and his brother, Eero. In reminiscence of the younger athlete, a GoFundMe marketing campaign was initiated by household pals, which has already surpassed $60,000.
Because the information of Magnus White’s premature demise reverberates via the biking neighborhood and past, the inaugural UCI Biking World Championships, scheduled from August 3 to August 13 in Glasgow and throughout Scotland, will undoubtedly be marked by a sombre and reflective environment because the world remembers the promising expertise that has been misplaced.