Former Team GB and Commonwealth Games cyclist Richard Moore has died.
The popular Scotsman, born in 1973, passed away on Monday.
What led to his sad death is not known.
Moore represented Britain internationally, driving for Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
After retiring from competition, he got into journalism and became a podcaster – he launched The Cycling Podcast in 2013 – and an award-winning author.
His The Dirtiest Race in History is widely considered one of the best cycling books.
The Cycling Podcast confirmed his death on Wednesday with an emotional statement.
It said: “Monday was an unfathomably difficult day. In the morning we received news that our leader, fulcrum, friend and brother Richard Moore passed away. We are all shaken.
“Prior to the creation of the podcast in 2013, Richard had already built a thriving career as a brilliant, versatile and prolific writer and journalist. His books won awards, his warmth and humor attracted friends – a huge circle of different personality types, sport and society spanning continents.
“For us he was a force of nature, infallible, but above all unifying. There can be no consolation today, but the closest thing is to knowing that the web of affection and love he knitted will now become a building of support for those deepest will be affected by this loss.
“The cycling podcast simply would never have started without Richard. Our thumbs would still be hovering over the record button, frozen in June 2013. He flattered, propelled, supported and spoiled us from the first episode until the release of the not last episode a week ago, because we owe him that and much more .
“Fueled by his dual passions of cycling and journalism, Richard’s greatest achievement with The Cycling Podcast was not the life force behind an innovative media product; it was the builders, the federal spirit of a family that now includes dozens of contributors, friends around the world, and listeners who felt like becoming just that – Richard’s friends.
“We will need some time to process this tragedy and, above all, on behalf of Richard’s family, we kindly ask for your respect and understanding in the coming days. In due course it will be our imperative to communicate more fully how privileged we feel to have known Richard and to keep his powerful legacy alive.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5009895/richard-moore-dead-cyclist-tributes/ Former Team GB and Commonwealth Games cyclist dies as tributes arrive for ‘Leader & Brother’