Young NZ Cyclist Dies Suddenly in Race
Patrick Avery was 21
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Patrick Avery, one of New Zealand’s most promising young cyclists, died suddenly in the middle of a race on Tuesday. The President of Cycling Rotura posted on the club’s Facebook page that Avery fell off his bike toward the end of the 15-minute Cycling Rotura criterium and that emergency services were unable to restart his heart: “If you have not heard Patrick fell off his bike towards the end of the Crit, there is a possibility he had a heart attack but we do not know the cause.” Avery was 21.