Austin cyclist dies moments after finishing local cyclocross race

Guy Nethery, 47, died just moments after finishing a local cyclocross near in Austin, Texas on Saturday

The Texas cycling community suffered a tragic loss over the weekend when Guy Nethery, 47, died suddenly, just moments after a cyclocross race in Webberville, Texas.

Following his race on Saturday, Nethery rode away from the course. He then collapsed on the ground without cause. A passerby quickly noticed Nethery and notified race officials. CPR was administered within 30 seconds of Nethery’s fall and emergency services were contacted immediately.

Fellow racers and spectators stood at Nethery’s side until an EMT crew arrived. Nethery was promptly evacuated to a nearby hospital, but was later pronounced dead.

“Guy was that racer who everyone loved and talked with. He was friend to all, enemy to none and a constant figure at Andrew Willis’ weekly criterium, The Driveway Series,” said friend and TXCX coordinator, Joe Doyle. “He loved to race and ride and, most of all, be with his loving family.”

The Austin resident had been suffering from unknown illness prior to his death on Saturday, but details are forthcoming.

GoFundMe campaign has been created to raise funds for the three Nethery girls’ education.

For more information about Guy Nethery, read Joe Doyle’s blog post about the incident >>