DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Pro mountain bike racer Mike Janelle died of an apparent heart attack last Friday at his home in Avon, Colorado.
The 40-year-old Tokyo Joe's/Gary Fisher team rider was a three-time Race Across America team champion. A month ago, Janelle and teammate Nat Ross won the two-man division of the grueling 24 Hours of Moab.
"Everyone is completely shocked," longtime friend and riding companion Kelli Anthony Rohrig told the Denver Post. "He just loved to be on a bike."
His wife, Mirabel, is currently pregnant with the couple's first child.
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