WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A cyclist riding in the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic died on Saturday morning, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department.

At around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, an officer found an unresponsive cyclist on the 2200 block of Union Cross Road.


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Medical personnel were already at the scene and providing medical aid to the cyclist. However, the cyclist would be pronounced dead on-scene.


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Investigators say that the cyclist was riding in the Grand Fondo as a part of the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic.

The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic says that the cyclist “experienced a medical emergency” and released the following statement.

Winston-Salem Cycling confirms that a rider experienced a medical emergency and died during this morning’s amateur Fondo event.  We thank the EMS responders and others who worked to assist the cyclist.  On behalf of everyone at Winston-Salem Cycling, we offer our deepest condolences to the family of the person who died.  Out of respect for the family’s privacy, Winston-Salem Cycling does not have additional information to share at this time.