November 27, 2007

Native biker dies

Shock over death of pro mountain biker JanelleThree-time Race Across America team champion and all-around Colorado cycling marvel Mike Janelle died abruptly of an apparent heart attack at his home in Avon early Friday morning. An autopsy is underway to determine the exact cause of death to the 40-year-old pro mountain bike racer and Tokyo Joe's/Gary Fisher team rider.

Born of Native American descent in Chickasha, Okla., Janelle spent most of his life in Colorado, living in Eagle County for 23 years. His wife, Mirabel, is currently pregnant with the couple's first child.

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