Updated: Burry Stander passes away

Reports are circulating of the terrible news that South African XC racer Burry Stander has sadly passed away in a tragic accident whilst out on a training ride at home.

Our thoughts are with Burry’s family and friends and we sincerely hope that the rumours are not true.

In a statement by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, the tragic news of Burry Standers’ passing has been confirmed. In the statement, the committee reports that Burry was “killed in a collision with a taxi while training near his home in Shelley Beach on the South Coast.”

Our thoughts are with Burry’s family at what must be a terrible time.

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