• (L-R) Annemiek van Vleuten, Chloe Dygert and Kelly Catlin on the individual pursuit podium at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Appledoorn (Getty) (NurPhoto)Source: NurPhoto
Velonews reported the Rally Cycling road cyclist died on Friday.
11 Mar 2019 - 10:27 AM 

"The U.S. cycling community suffered a devastating loss with the passing of Kelly Catlin," USA Cycling President and Chief Executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement. "Kelly was more than an athlete to us, and she will always be part of the USA Cycling family."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Catlin family. This is an incredibly difficult time and we want to respect their privacy," the statement added. "The entire cycling community is mourning this immense loss."

VeloNews reported Catlin's father, Mark, said in a letter to the publication, she died on Friday night at her home in California. Her father told the publication that she died by suicide.

Catlin won gold medals with the U.S. women's team pursuit team at the 2016, 2017 and 2018 world championships.

She was a multi-talent off the boards and the road, graduating from the University of Minnesota and also pursuing a graduate degree in computational mathematics at Stanford University and played the violin. 

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