Mountain biker Burry Stander was killed Thursday when his bike collided with a taxi in Shelly Beach. Stander participated in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and finished fifth at the London Games.+ show transcript »
Two-time Olympian and one of the world's best mountain bikers, Burry Stander was killed while training on Thursday when his biked collided with a taxi near his home in Shelley Beach. He was 25. Stander competed at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, finishing 5th at the London Games. The South African was a former under-19 and under-23 world champion. Stander won South Africa's Cape Epic stage race with Swiss teammate Christoph Sauser in 2011 and the pair successfully defended their title in 2012. Circumstances of the accident are still being investigated. Stander was the second leading cyclist to be killed in a road accident in South Africa in recent years.