It is with great sadness that we report on the death of Clif Pro Team's Benjamin Sonntag. The Durango Herald announced today
that Sonntag was involved in a fatal crash on County Road 105 in Durango on Wednesday. He was struck by a truck while riding his road bike.
Sonntag was a veteran on the U.S. cross-country mountain bike scene and won multiple national-level races throughout his long career. The German had called Durango home since his days at Fort Lewis College.
He will be sorely missed by his fellow competitors, friends, and the entire cycling community.
I was lucky enough to spend time with Ben at the 2019 BC Bike Race and he was an unbelievably friendly and positive force who obviously loved spending time riding his bike. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.