Kenyan bicyclist Sule Kangangi died in a crash during the Vermont Overland gravel race on Saturday, his team said.
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Kangangi crashed at high speed during the race, Team Amani said in a statement posted Sunday on Instagram and Facebook, according to the Boston Globe.
"Sule Kangangi tragically lost his life yesterday after crashing at high speed during a race in Vermont.
Sule is our captain, friend, brother. He is also a father, husband and son. Gaping holes are left when giant’s fall. Sule was a giant.
Instead of leading us at the front of the pack, he will now lead us as our guiding pole star as we press forward in the realization of his dream.
Pumzika kwa amani Sule, you shall always be with us," the Instragram post reported.