XCO racer Rab Wardell dies two days after winning Scottish Championship

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Suvi Loponen

Staff Writer

Suvi enjoys cycling in all of its forms, especially over long distances and on multiple days. What started as a hobby has now grown to be her lifestyle and a job, in which she can also utilise her MSc degree in investigative journalism. Although, most of her current investigations revolve around the mystery of sourdough bread baking and finding decent (amounts of) coffee on bike rides.

3 comments

3 months 1 week ago

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

3 months 1 week ago

RIP.

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

3 months 1 week 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.