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Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 2, 2016


In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Rajablou wins climbing stage, Shorabi takes lead in Tour of Japan; Drucker wins Tour of Luxembourg prologue; After a promising Giro d’Italia, Joe Dombrowski’s stock is on the rise. Is a move in store?; Boonen suggests more motorcycles would increase safety; Simon Yates on Dauphine start list; Tour de Suisse to show rider data in real-time; Dutch name men’s squad for Rio road race; Boardman on Sutton: ‘Victim of lynch mob’; Australia’s only female CX national champ retires; US State Department issues travel alert around Tour de France; Riding the Rocacorba with David Millar; Motorist pulls weapon on cyclist in road rage incident.

Rajablou wins climbing stage, Shorabi takes lead in Tour of Japan

by CyclingTips

Mohammad Rajablou (Pishgaman Giant Team) won the fourth stage of the Tour of Japan just ahead of Mehdi Tabriz Sohrabi (Shahrdari).

Sohrabi was clearly less interested in the stage win as Rajablou since the time gap he made on the rest of the field gives him the overall lead. He now has 40 seconds on previous leader Anthony Giacoppo (Avanti IsoWhey Sport).

The Iranian duo broke away from the peloton on the final time up the KOM of the circuit course, one lap before the finish. They held a nearly two minute lead at the KOM point and had enough of a gap to make it up again for the finish.

Daniel Jaramillo (UnitedHealthcare) led the peloton in with third place, and takes over the best young rider jersey.

Jaramillo was active all day as part of the four-rider early breakaway.

Stage 4: Inabe > Inabe - Stage Result

Wednesday 1st June 2016

1. ir
Pishgaman Giant Team
2. ir
Tabriz Shahrdari Team
3. co
JARAMILLO DIEZ Daniel Alexander
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team

Today’s feature image shows the peloton on their way to Torino on the final stage of the Giro d’Italia.

  • Spider

    That last video is terrifying! Surely he can be charged after that!

    • Luke Bartlett

      yeh, slapped with a $1500 fine. roundabouts are the worst when idiots try to overtake you on them. also people who attempt some kind of grounded karate pose with a knife are idiots. #justperththings

      • Sean

        should have been thrown in jail for a few months.

        • choppy

          and total disqualification of his license for a minimum of 2 years.

        • Luke Bartlett

          WHO HAS A KNIFE READY IN THEIR CAR FOR ALTERCATION? i can’t even imagine what i would have done, don’t bring a bike to a knife fight i guess.

      • Kieran Degan

        $1500 fine is pathetic. That guy needs mandatory counselling and mental help. This sort of anger costs lives.

        • jules

          don’t worry, he’s got a much harsher penalty coming to him when he inevitably graduates his offending to something more serious. no need to rush these things /sarcasm

          • choppy

            I cant imagine the amount of mainstream media attention this would receive if the cyclist pulled a knife on a driver. I’m shuddering at the “a current affair” voice over possibilities now.

            • jules

              exactly. and what would the penalty be? I’m uncertain it would be $1500

              • Shane Scott

                Thats on our saturday morning group ride route scary stuff.

              • Luke Bartlett

                “i could charge you for that dickhead”

    • Anon N + 1

      In such incidents, one’s first priority is to get the plate number on the vehicle. In this case, it could have been recorded on camera, but it is also worth memorising it.

      • Spider

        Disagree. Priority number one: distance oneself from the knife welding idiot!

      • Lyrebird_Cycles

        Rego number is clearly visible at 1:53.

    • Lyrebird_Cycles

      IANAL but:

      WA Criminal Code:

      222. Assault, definition of

      A person who strikes, touches, or moves, or otherwise applies force of any kind to the person of another, either directly or indirectly, without his consent, or with his consent if the consent is obtained by fraud, or who by any bodily act or gesture attempts or threatens to apply force of any kind to the person of another without his consent, under such circumstances that the person making the attempt or threat
      has actually or apparently a present ability to effect his purpose, is said to assault that other person, and the act is called an assault.

      319. Interpretation

      (1) In this Chapter “circumstances of aggravation”, without limiting the definition of that expression in section 221, includes circumstances in which —

      (a) at or immediately before or immediately after the commission of the offence —

      (i) the offender is armed with any dangerous or offensive weapon or instrument or pretends to be so armed;

      Common assault offences are dealt with by the Magistrates’ Court. The maximum penalty for this offence is generally 18
      months imprisonment and a fine of $18,000. However, where the offence occurs in circumstances of aggravation, the maximum penalty rises to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of $36,000.

    • In this similar vain – I too carry a knife while riding (ZT 0350). I do ride through a dicey area to get out of Chicago when I ride SW, and have been run at before… Someone pulled this shit on me…be very surprised when I too am prepared. My father – a retired cop – suggests pepper spray. However, like we saw with Gilbert, that really depends per state/country. However, the knife this guy brings out is insane, plus I agree with Luke below – who just has that lying around their front seat?!?!?!

  • “Both Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) and Kruijswijk (Etixx-QuickStep) are coming off successful campaigns at the Giro d’Italia, with Dumoulin winning the prologue time trial and Kruijswijk winning the best young rider competition.”

    Bob Jungels won the young rider competition

    • MadBlack

      Yes, but Jungels will be going to Rio for Luxembourg!

  • velocite

    ‘Road Race’ = ‘Road Rage’. ‘scape goat’ = scapegoat.

    • Arfy

      There’s quite a few spelling and grammatical errors this morning, I think someone had a late night/early morning!

  • Bex

    A bit sad to hear Lisa J is retiring, she’s always done so well in all forms of cycling. i didn’t realise she was working full time as well. All the best to her.

    • choppy

      Yep, sad state of affairs for women’s cycling (and men’s for that matter, it’s not much different at the national level), when the best of the best need to work in addition to train to survive.

      • Alyssatharbison2

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    • MadBlack

      I concur. Sad to hear she’s hanging up the wheels! All the best Lisa!

  • BRK

    Thanks for featuring the Rocacorba Col Collective video. I needed some inspiration :)

  • PEPE

    pulls a car over, jumps into the middle of the road with a knife, keeps is License, bravo Australia…

    • jules

      there’s a comedy film in there somewhere.. man tries increasingly outrageous and daring ways to lose his driver’s licence with no success

  • Dave

    Richie Porte will certainly be hoping that TJVG takes notice of the travel warning for US citizens.

  • MushieG

    I like Boonens view on the motorcycle count. I agree, if there were more, then they wouldnt need to overtake and there would be more pictures/video to choose from.

    Just goes to show its not all that straight forward.

    • De Mac

      Perhaps that is the case with the TV cameras, but the motos carrying all the independent photographers will continue to overtake the peloton, in order to get up the road for their own shots – so, more TV motos will only mean the photographer motos will have more entities to pass…..


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