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Pro riders pay tribute to Stevie Smith

Touching words from those who knew him best

We woke up in shock this morning to the terrible news that Stevie Smith had PASSED AWAY following a motorcycle accident near his hometown in British Columbia.


stevie smith – a tribute

We still haven’t found a way to express this tragic loss properly and Stevie Smith will be sorely missed by the entire mountain biking community. Friends, teammates and competitors have all paid tribute to Stevie this morning and here are some of the most touching:


The Canadian brand with the Canadian champion. It was a match made in heaven now sadly broken.

Downhill Racing lost one of the greatest of all time today. RIP Stevie, you will be missed. #longlivechainsaw

A photo posted by Cycles Devinci (@cyclesdevinci) on

Brook MacDonald

MacDonald and Smith were teammates from 2009-2011 and remained friends ever since.

Wyn Masters

Simply the most important Wheelie Wednesday ever.

Josh Bryceland

Josh Bryceland remembers Stevie Smith with a picture from Steals Waterfall near Fort William

thinking of this legend and grinning! my heart goes out to family and friends xxxxx big love you wild man!

A photo posted by josh bryceland (@ratboy_bryce) on

Rachel Atherton

From one great champion to another


Brandon Semenuk

From one Whistler legend to another.

Gee Atherton

Gee and Stevie were fierce rivals on the track – especially in 2013 – but all of that pales into insignificance today.

Loic Bruni

Bruni picks a photo that perfectly sums up Smith’s personality

Dean Lucas

Dean Lucas was Stevie’s former team mate at Devinci.

Brage Vestavik

Brage joined Devinci as a junior this year. He may not have known Stevie long but clearly the affable champion had a big effect on the youngster.

Steve Peat

Not one for big shows of emotion, this is pretty perfect from Peaty

Bollocks!!!!!!!!!!! Ride on Stevie mate. Thinking of all your loved ones and you mate. ❤️???? gutted

A photo posted by Steve Peat (@stevepeat) on

Troy Brosnan

Troy and Stevie may have been rivals on the track but they were always good friends off it

RIP @steviesmithdh we had some good times and some really great races out of you! Sad day for downhilling ????????

A photo posted by Troy Brosnan (@troybrosnan) on

Matti Lehikoinen

Matti was another MS Evil team mate back in 2010.

Greg Minnaar

The greatest ever pays tribute to Stevie’s infectious smile.

That infectious laughter and grin will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother ???????? #LongLiveChainsaw

A photo posted by Greg Minnaar ???????? (@gregminnaar) on


Josh Lewis

Loosedog remembers the good times he shared with Smith.

Danny Hart

We will update this page throughout the day as the tributes continue to roll in. Rest in peace Stevie, our thoughts are with your family and friends in this difficult time.


see also


Danny Hart Interview

Greg Minnaar wins men’s Fort William World Cup

Loic Bruni to miss Fort William and Leogang after training crash




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