Stephen Wooldridge, Australian cyclist and Olympic and world champion has died aged 39 after battling with illness.
Wooldridge, 39, who won gold at the Athens Olympics in 2004 has passed away having won four world titles and holding administrative roles after his retirement from the game.
Tributes have been pouring on the Australian including Cycling Australia chief executive Nick Green and Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates.
Nick Green said; “Our thoughts are with Stephen’s family and friends during this very difficult time”.
“Steve will be remembered by so many for not only his success in competition, but also for the contributions he made across so many roles in the sport”, he continued.
Coates on the other hand indicated; “Stephen was an exceptional cyclist and Olympic champion who will forever be remembered”.