"She is the only person I've ever shared with my life, and I'm gonna miss it horribly," he wrote in the paper.
Catlin, a current member of the national cycling team of the United States, won a silver medal in the women's team pursuing the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016
"Kelly was more of an athlete for us, and she will always be part of the cycling family in the US, "Rob DeMartini, president and CEO of USA Cycling, said in a statement. "The entire cycling community is complaining about this huge loss, and we offer continuous support to Kelly's teammates, coaches and staff."
Catlin is a student and athlete
"Being a graduate student, a bike rider, and a professional rider on the road can feel that I have to travel in time to do it all, and things are still crawling through the cracks," she writes. "It's like juggling with knives, but I really drop them, just most of them hit the floor, not me." Athletes and Cycling Teams Respond to Ketlin's Death
The professional cycling team Rally UHC Cycling wrote on its official Twitter that Catlin's death "hit the team hard."
"The loss of an incredible man at such an early age is very difficult, Kelly was our friend and teammate to her family and those who were lucky enough to know her best," said the team. cyclist Michael Sayers said her death was "a huge loss for the bicycle community here in the United States."
Katie Wahlider, an American skeleton racer, writes "thoughts and prayers for her and her family #WEIGHTOFGOLD Three times World Cycling Champion" Kelly Catlin is 23 years old. "
A. Madonna Watts of CNN contributed to this report.