'It only prolongs our suffering' - family of slain teen cycling champion reacts as driver's homicide trial is delayed

Driver who struck and killed 17-year-old Magnus White did not enter a plea.

Magnus White and his parents
(Image credit: The White Family)

On Friday, nearly eight months since teen cycling champion Magnus White was killed during a training ride before traveling to the UCI World Championships, the 20th Judicial District Court in Colorado postponed the accused driver's hearing and trial date. 

The accused driver, 23-year-old Yeva Smilianska, faces one count of vehicular homicide by reckless driving, which is a class 4 felony in Colorado, carrying a penalty of 2 to 6 years in prison and a fine of $2,000 to $500,000.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.