Guy Nethery, husband and father, tragically passed away after finishing a cyclocross race Saturday in Webberville, TX. The 47-year-old was veteran cyclist, commonly seen in crits and on the cyclocross course.
Joe Doyle, TXCX coordinator and a teammate of Guy’s, reported: “Guy succumbed to a medical episode and crashed his bike. He was in immediate care from an amazing group of racers and spectators who were highly trained in emergency response and saving lives.” What is known right now is that the accident was most likely caused by a pre-existing condition.
While routine physicals may not detect these abnormalities, taking a stress test would be a better indicator for taking steps towards prevention.
Only two weeks before his death, Nethery was given the Embros BC Spirit Award after a race. Having crashed in the first lap twice, he refused to quit even though he was well off the back of the race.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to his family and friends. Joe Doyle has more information on his website, texascx.com.
For those looking to help, consider donating to his gofundme page. This fund is to provide educational support for his three girls: Dylan, Phoebe and Chloe Nethery. All funds will be dispersed into their 529 accounts at the end of this campaign.