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October 20, 2014
Kenyan rider John Njoroge Muya has been killed in a collision at the Tour of Matabungkay in the Philippines over the weekend. Philippine news website Tempo.com.ph and the Kenyan Riders Facebook page report that the 30-year-old died on Saturday October 18 at 10am when he collided with a car coming the other way.
According to the Kenyan Riders Facebook page: “an ambulance was on the spot and our coach Rob arrived a minute later. He was transported to the nearest hospital but his injuries were beyond saving.”
The day after the accident — the final day of the tour — the race organisers and managers organised what is described on the Kenyan Riders Facebook page as a “neutral, non-competitive ride, with the Kenyan Riders leading, to share and honour our loss”.
The Tour of Matabungkay is a three-day race in the Matabungkay region of the Philippines. Njoroge leaves behind a wife and baby boy.
CyclingTips would like to extend its condolences to the friends, family, and teammates of John Muya Njoroge.