'Sule was a giant': Kenyan gravel star Suleiman Kangangi dies at US race

The Kenyan was a pioneer of gravel racing in East Africa.

Sule Kangangi 2020
Kangangi at the 2020 Saudi Tour.
(Image credit: Getty Images)

33-year-old professional cyclist Suleiman “Sule” Kangangi has died at a gravel event in the United States. 

The Kenyan, considered as one of his country's greatest talents, was competing in the Vermont Overland race, where he reportedly suffered a fatal crash.

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.