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.
MacDonald and Smith were teammates from 2009-2011 and remained friends ever since.
Simply the most important Wheelie Wednesday ever.
Josh Bryceland remembers Stevie Smith with a picture from Steals Waterfall near Fort William
From one great champion to another
From one Whistler legend to another.
Gee and Stevie were fierce rivals on the track - especially in 2013 - but all of that pales into insignificance today.
Bruni picks a photo that perfectly sums up Smith's personality
Dean Lucas was Stevie's former team mate at Devinci.
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.
Not one for big shows of emotion, this is pretty perfect from Peaty
Troy and Stevie may have been rivals on the track but they were always good friends off it
Matti was another MS Evil team mate back in 2010.
The greatest ever pays tribute to Stevie's infectious smile.
Loosedog remembers the good times he shared with Smith.
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.