Burry Stander's wife believes the taxi driver involved in the accident that killed her husband should be punished.
The 25-year-old Olympic mountain biker died last Thursday, after he was struck by a taxi while cycling in KwaZulu-Natal's Shelly Beach.
Cherise Stander, the biker’s wife and a professional road cyclist herself, on Wednesday said she and the rest of the Stander family held no grudge against taxi driver Njabulo Nyawose.
But she said it was "necessary" for him to face justice.
Cherise said Stander was always aware of his safety on the road.
"He was a very careful person when it came to training on the road.
"He was always on the side of the road. He would never, ever, do something that would put him or anyone else in jeopardy."
Nyawose appeared in the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court on Monday, and was released on a warning.
He is due back in court on 22 March.
Stander, the defending Absa Cape Epic champion and mountain biking’s rising star, was tipped to win gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, after he participated in the London Games last year.