Ryan Cox

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Ryan Cox
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Ryan Cox in 2005
Personal information
Born (1979-04-09)9 April 1979
 South Africa
Died 1 August 2007(2007-08-01) (aged 28)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Professional team(s)
2000 Amore e Vita
2001–2002 Team Cologne
2003–2007 Barloworld

Ryan Cox (9 April 1979 – 1 August 2007) was a South African professional road racing cyclist. He had been cycling since 1987 and turned professional in 2000. He first joined Amore e Vita but changed, the following year to Team Cologne which was based in Germany. He had been a member of Team Barloworld since 2003. In 2004 and 2005 he won the South African National Road Race Championships.[1]

Cox died at Kempton Park Hospital when the main artery in his left leg burst, three weeks after a vascular lesion operation in France for a knotted artery.[2]

Major achievements

2002 – Team Cologne
  • 2nd – South African National Road Race Championships
  • 3rd – South African National Time Trial Championships
2003 – Barloworld
2004 – Barloworld
2005 – Barloworld
  • 1st overall – Tour de Langkawi
    • 1st, Stage 8
  • 1st overall – South African National Road Race Championships
  • 1st, Stage 6 – Tour of Qinghai Lake
  • 2nd overall – Giro del Capo
  • 2nd overall – UCI Africa Tour
  • 2nd overall – UCI Asia Tour


  1. ^ "National Championship, Road, Elite, South Africa (Men)". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Westemeyer, Susan & Stokes, Shane (1 August 2007). "Tragedy in South Africa as Ryan Cox passes away". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 

External links

  • SA cyclist Ryan Cox dies
  • Profile on Ryan Cox's Official Site
  • Thank you Ryan, we will never forget you
  • SA cyclist Cox loses fight for his life

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