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CSP investigating crash that killed Boulder junior cyclist Magnus White

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USA Cycling officials on Monday were mourning the death of 17-year-old American cyclist Magnus White, a rising star scheduled to race at upcoming world championships in Scotland, who was killed Saturday when he was hit by a vehicle as he was on a training ride near his home in Boulder.

USA Cycling junior cyclist Magnus White of Boulder (Ethan Glading / Courtesy of USA Cycling)
USA Cycling junior cyclist Magnus White of Boulder (Ethan Glading / Courtesy of USA Cycling)

“He proudly represented the U.S. and the Boulder community,” the officials said in a statement on Sunday announcing his death. “We offer our heartfelt condolences to the White family, his teammates, friends, and the Boulder community during this incredibly difficult time. We ride for Magnus.”

White was emerging as a 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 United States again at this year’s cyclocross worlds in the Netherlands. He broadened his cycling this season into road cycling and mountain biking. He was on one of his final training rides before the junior world mountain bike championships in Glasgow, Scotland, when the crash happened.

He was riding on Colorado 119 (the Diagonal Highway) north of Boulder, south of the intersection with North 63rd Street, early Saturday afternoon when he was hit by a Toyota Matrix driven by a 23-year-old woman from Westminster, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gabriel Moltrer said. The Matrix apparently crossed onto the shoulder of the highway.

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