Tragic Loss of Rising Star Cyclist, Magnus White, in Training Accident.
American cyclist Magnus White, a promising talent in the sport, tragically passed away in a training accident in Boulder, Colorado, at the young age of 17, as announced by USA Cycling on Sunday.
White was preparing to compete in the junior Mountain Bike World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, in the cross-country discipline when he was involved in a collision with a vehicle.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the White family, his teammates, friends, and the Boulder community during this incredibly difficult time,” stated USA Cycling. “We ride for Magnus.”
Specializing in off-road cycling, White had already competed for the US team at the Cyclocross World Championships in both 2022 and 2023. His passion for the sport ignited at the age of 10, and he quickly rose to national level competitions, according to USA Cycling.
This year marked his first qualification for the Mountain Bike World Championships team, with the competition scheduled in Glasgow on August 10.
Magnus White’s love for cycling blossomed through Boulder Junior Cycling, and he was regarded as a rising star in the off-road cycling scene. His dedication to the sport and camaraderie with teammates and the local community were truly inspiring.
The inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships will take place from August 3 to August 13, being hosted in Glasgow and various locations across Scotland.