- Richard Poplak
South Africans were this week once again reminded that cycling is a deadly sport. The death of 25-year-old mountain biking luminary Burry Stander, killed in KwaZulu-Natal by a minibus taxi, has sent the sport into one of its periodic tailspins. Just as the news of Stander’s death was breaking, the New York Times reported that Lance Armstrong might be maneuvering to come clean. The two incidents are related – to a surprising degree. By RICHARD POPLAK.