Cyclingworld champ dies

THREE-time world champion and Olympic silver medallist Kelly Catlin has died aged 23, USA Cycling have confirmed.

Catlin won three straight team pursuit world titles and silver at Rio in the same event.

“We are deeply saddened by Kelly’s passing,” USA Cycling president and chief executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement.

“We will all miss her dearly. Kelly was more than an athlete to us and she will always be part of the USA Cycling family.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Catlin family. This is an incredibly difficult time and we want to respect their privacy.”  – Eurosport

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