Top South African mountain biker killed

Last Updated: Friday, January 4, 2013 - 10:17

Johannesburg: Burry Stander, a two-time mountain bike Olympian, was killed in a road accident while training near his home Thursday.

The 25-year-old South African died after colliding with a taxi in the Kwazulu-Natal province on the east coast, the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee said.

Stander finished fifth in last year`s London Olympics and he competed in Beijing 2008. He was also a former under-19 and under-23 world champion and South Africa`s biggest star in the sport and one of the world`s top riders.


First Published: Friday, January 4, 2013 - 10:17

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