Cycling: victim of a fall during a gravel race in the United States, Kenyan Suleiman Kangangi dies

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Victim of a fall at high speed on Saturday in Vermont (United States) during a gravel race, the Vermont Overland, Suleiman Kangangi (33) succumbed to his injuries.

“The Vermont Overland is heartbroken by the tragic death of Suleiman “Sule” Kangangi during The Overland yesterday. of the Kenyan runner.

“He was a kind friend and an inspirational and heroic athlete to his teammates and the gravel cycling community as a whole. We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, the Amani team and the people of Kenya who mourn his loss today,” he continued.

“Sule was a giant”

A former professional road racer (2017-2020) with the pro conti Bike Aid team, notably with a third place in the general classification of the Tour of Rwanda the first year, Kangangi was a true model in his country, working for the development of sport.

“Sule was our captain, our friend, our brother. He was also a father, a husband and a son. Gaping holes are left when giants fall. Sule was a giant, ”reacted his team on Sunday evening in a press release.

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