Cycling community mourns loss of rider

Arlington Sports reported a tragic loss of a local rider from Alexandria, Virginia in its Crystal City Classic race. The rider, a 51 year-old un-named male, was participating in the 35+ Men's Amateur event Saturday morning, June 16, when he suffered "medical distress."

Paramedics treated him at the scene from the Arlington County Fire Department who was staffing the race and then transported to George Washington University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Race promoter, Arlington Sports and race sponsors, Crystal City Business Improvement District and The United States Air Force send their deepest condolences to the rider's family and friends.

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