Suleiman "Sule" Kangangi was killed in a high-speed collision during the Vermont Overland gravel race on Saturday.
He was 33 years old and is survived by his wife and children.
The Kenyan racer had travelled to the United States with two other racers for a short season of gravel racing.
He was the AMANI team captain.
In the previous month, he competed in the Leadville 100, SBT GRVL, Gravel Worlds, and Vermont Overland, the team's final gravel race.
The cycling community mourns his death, and he is remembered as a great competitor, friend, and captain.
Team AMANI is dedicated to increasing cycling inclusivity and providing opportunities for African riders.
This was the first season that Kenyan riders were able to compete in the United States as part of Team AMANI.
Kangangi has been racing professionally and developing cycling in East Africa since 2016.
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