XCO racer Rab Wardell dies two days after winning Scottish Championship

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Suvi Loponen

Tech writer

Suvi joined in 2022 as a tech writer and brought in her enthusiasm for gravel and long-distance riding. She's a lover of underbiking and exploring on the bike both on and off-road, especially if it means finding more great cafes and some good viewpoints. 


1 year 7 months ago

RIP Rab, super athlete and coach. Very Sad. Your time on the west highland way still amazes us

1 year 7 months ago


Annoyingly, antivaxxers on Twitter are using it for their cause.

1 year 7 months ago

Just awful news. Friends lost someone in similar circumstances, not an athlete but otherwise fit and healthy. No family history, no genetic markers. Coroner couldn't find a reason. It's little known but adults can have the equivalent of cot death, there's an organisation called SADS who campaign for research and better screening/testing.