(Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer)

The Boulder County Coroner's Office today identified the cyclist who died after a crash on Olde Stage Road last week as Michael Biggs, of Denver.

Biggs, 48, died Sunday at the Boulder Community Health's Foothills Hospital.

Encision, a Boulder surgical instrument company, confirmed in a news release that Biggs was employed there for five years and was promoted to the VP product development position in 2014.

According to the company, Biggs held degrees from the University of California and University of Colorado, and was a named inventor on more than two dozen U.S. patents in the medical device field.

"Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Mike Biggs," Encision President and CEO Greg Trudel said in the release. "He was a brilliant colleague and a key contributor to our leadership team. Mike's passions and insights on medical devices helped Encision to deliver a cutting edge portfolio of products and his vision and contributions will enable Encision to continue to drive new levels of patient safety in laparoscopy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike's wife, children and family."

Biggs reportedly crashed at 12:23 p.m. Friday in the middle of the 6600 block of Olde Stage Road. He was found unconscious and transported to Boulder Community Health's Foothills Hospital with severe injuries.


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The crash remains under investigation, but the Boulder County Sheriff's Office said it does not have any evidence a vehicle was involved. Investigators said last week that Biggs "likely lost control of the bike while traveling down a steep portion of the roadway at a high rate of speed."

The Boulder County Coroner's Office will conduct an investigation to determine the final cause and manner of death.

Mitchell Byars: 303-473-1329, byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars.