Before his untimely demise, MAGNUS White was a teenage rising star in US cycling.
On July 29, 2023, he was killed by an automobile while out training near his house in Boulder, Colorado.
Who was Magnus White?
Magnus White started racing at a national level when he was 10 years old, and he credits his father for introducing him to the sport.
“When I was growing up, my dad really got me into cycling because he raced road,” White stated in his USA Cycling page. “Then I discovered my local team (Boulder Junior Cycling), which has some really great coaches who got me where I am today.”
White was nearing the end of his preparations for the junior global mountain bike championships, which would be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in August 2023.
He was seen as a promising future possibility.
In 2021, White won the junior national cyclocross championship and was named to the US national team.
He was a member of the team that competed in Europe in preparation for the 2022 cyclocross world championships.
White was also chosen to represent his country at the 2023 World Cyclocross Championships, which will be hosted in the Netherlands.
He’d developed an interest in road cycling and mountain biking.
Magnus was born on November 18, 2005, to Michael and Jill, and he has a brother named 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.
“During this incredibly difficult time, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the White family, his teammates, friends, and the Boulder community.”
USA Cycling has stated that they will “ride for Magnus” in the competition.
When did Magnus White die?
The teen died on July 29, 2023, and US Cycling confirmed his death the next day.
According to preliminary investigations, White was hit from behind by a car around 12.30pm.
The impact sent the cyclist and his bike off the road, into a fence.
According to Colorado authorities, speed and alcohol were not factors in the incident, according to the Daily Mail.
It is unknown whether any arrests have been made.
What has Magnus White’s family said?
His family has yet to respond to his death.
A GoFundMe page with a goal of $40,000 has been set up to help White’s family.
People have been leaving condolences and paying tributes on the charity page.
One person said: “Magnus was an inspiration and a good friend. I will never forget those days in Covid going after school.
“This is devastating and I am sending my love!”
Another added: “I never knew Magnus but I’m devastated to see this. Wishing his family all the best during this time.” “Taken way too soon,” one person commented on Twitter. “Thoughts with his friends and family.”
“Oh my god, he was coming over for Worlds,” said another. Heartbreaking. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends, teammates, and the entire community. What terrible news. I’m very sorry.”