As tributes continue to pour in for mountain biker Burry Stander, a memorial ride is being planned to celebrate the young athlete's life.
Stander died after being hit by a taxi in Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday.
However, the full details of the incident have yet to be revealed.
Stander will be remembered as an inspiration to South African cyclists.
Just hours after his death was confirmed, his Facebook and Twitter feeds were filled with condolences from fellow cyclists and South Africans following his career.
He was the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Champion and won the ABSA Cape Epic back to back in 2011 and 2012.
Former pro cyclist and one of Stander's close friends, Andrew Mclean, said South Africa had lost one of its greatest ambassadors.
"He was the ultimate role model, a true champion and it’s a sad day for South Africans. In fact it’s a sad day for South Africa."
Cape Epic founder Kevin Vermaak echoed his sentiments.
"This is the saddest news I’ve received since I began my involvement in South African cycling 10 years ago. Burry was our brightest star. I’m upset that the world has been deprived of a true legend in the making," said Cape Epic founder Kevin Vermaak.
"Now we’ll never know just how great he was destined to be. My thoughts are with his wife Cherise and his family, who have always been his biggest supporters."
Stander married elite road cyclist Cherise Taylor in May last year, just three months before he narrowly missed out on a medal at the London Olympics.
A memorial ride is set for next week but no details have been provided as yet.