Young NZ Cyclist Dies Suddenly in Race

Patrick Avery was 21

Dec 5, 2012
Outside Magazine

Patrick Avery, one of New Zealand's most promising young cyclists, died suddenly in the middle of a race on Tuesday. The President of Cycling Rotura posted on the club's Facebook page that Avery fell off his bike toward the end of the 15-minute Cycling Rotura criterium and that emergency services were unable to restart his heart: "If you have not heard Patrick fell off his bike towards the end of the Crit, there is a possibility he had a heart attack but we do not know the cause." Avery was 21.

Via CyclingNews