MTB rider dies during Leadville Trail 100

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According to a storey from The Colorado Sun, a rider perished during Saturday’s Leadville Trail 100 MTB race.

The Sun released a storey on Tuesday in which race authorities acknowledged that one of the riders died during the event. According to the report, the rider’s death was confirmed at the race’s awards ceremony on Sunday, and some athletes observed a moment of silence for him.

There were no details about the incident or the rider’s name available. When contacted by phone, the Lake County Sheriff’s office and Lake County Coroner Alexander Krieg both declined to speak to VeloNews.

A statement about the death was issued to VeloNews by a spokesman from race owner Life Time.

A statement said, “The entire Leadville family is terribly saddened by the passing of an athlete.” “This athlete personified the spirit of Leadville, and our hearts go out to their families during this tough time.”

Riders told The Sun that the rider in question was a man who died while descending the mountain.

The Leadville Trail 100 MTB has been run 27 times since its initial edition in 1994, and this is the second fatality.

Scott Ellis of Fort Collins, Colorado, died in 2015 after collapsing while riding the Power Line climb on the 100-mile course, apparently from a heart attack. Ellis, who was 55 at the time of his death, was a member of the Peloton-Specialized local racing team in Northern Colorado and worked as an engineer for the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Please keep checking back with VeloNews for updates as more information becomes available.

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