|Full name||Burry Willie Stander|
16 September 1987|
Port Shepstone, South Africa
|Died||3 January 2013
Shelly Beach, South Africa
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Discipline||Mountain bike racing|
In the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, Stander finished 15th in the cross-country mountain bike race. In the 2012 Summer Olympics, held in London, Stander finished 5th in the cross-country mountain bike race.
Stander died after he hit a taxibus while on a training ride moments before returning to his Concept Cyclery Shop in South Africa, on 3 January 2013 at the age of 25. Culpable homicide charges have been dropped against a minibus taxi driver involved.
2006 to 2007
- 3 time U/19 SA XC and Marathon champion
- 10th Commonwealth Games 2006
- 17th U/23 World Championships 2006
- South African Pro XC champion 2006/2007
- 6th U/23 world championships 2007
- African XC MTB champion 2007
- sponsor GT Bicycles / Omnico SA
- Mazda Drifter Barberton SA marathon series opener 1st
- 14th Giro del Capo Road Tour and second u/26 rider
- Absa Cape Epic stage win and leader for three stages (did not finish due to injury while leading)
- South Africa Cross Country champion
- 3rd U/23 SA Road Championships
- World Cup round 1 Houffalize Belgium 58th
- World Cup round 2 Offenburg Germany 7th
- World Cup round 3 Madrid, Spain 13th
- World Cup round 4 Vallnord,Andorra 2nd
- World Cup round 5 Fort William Scotland 5th
- World Cup round 6 Mont St Anne, Canada 3rd
- World Cup round 7 Bromont Canada 24th
- World Cup round 8 Canberra Australia 6th
- World Cup round 9 Schladming Austria 10th
- World Cup overall standings 5th
- World Cup u/23 champion
- U/23 World Championships 2nd
- Jeep Hill2Hill Marathon champion
- Summer Olympic Games in Beijing 15th
- Sponsor GT Bicycles / Omnico SA
- 2009 sponsors: Specialized Bikes, Mr Price, Oakley, Fever publications-weekly mountainbike column, Fast Fuel Nutrition, Crank Brothers Pedals, Garmin, Songo.info-charity involved in building BMX tracks for disadvantaged communities.
In 2010, Stander rode across the line in third place at the Mountain Bike World Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada.
Stander hailed from Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal where he attended an Afrikaans Primary and High School (Suid-Natal). He married fellow cyclist Cherise Taylor in May 2012 on the beach of Port Shepstone.