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St. Louis man killed during Kansas City cycling event

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Casey Saunders.  Credit: KMOV Casey Saunders. Credit: KMOV
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Cyclists in St. Louis remembered Casey Saunders on Monday night with a bike ride from The Grove to the Central West End.

"Everyone is feeling really down," said Johnny Merli.

Saunders died on Sunday after a crash during a cycle race in Kansas City.

He was considered among the top racers in the Midwest and a specialist in sprinting.

"Usually guys don't have humility when they're as good as he is," says Mike Weiss, owner of Big Shark Bicycle Company, where Saunders worked.

"If there was a positive personality trait, he had it."

Before the Monday night ride, many shared stories about Saunders as an elite cyclist and a good friend.

"Casey was a real special guy," said Merli.

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