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by Mark Zalewski
August 3, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Dahl sprints to biggest career win in Utah; Van Poppel sprints to Vuelta a Burgos opener win; Armitstead avoids Rio ban after winning UK Anti-Doping Court case; Nicole Cooke weighs-in on Armitstead missed tests; UCI expands WorldTour calendar for 2017; Froome: Team GB leader not decided for Rio; Atapuma, Dombrowski headline Tour of Utah GC battle, host of others look to spoil the duel; Lars Boom returns to LottoNL-Jumbo; Hugh Carthy joins Cannondale-Drapac for 2017; The next generation: Meet the 2016 WorldTour stagiaires; Germans bring extra track sprinter to Rio; Truck driver reported after filming road rage incident with cyclists; Trailer: “The Grey Escape”; Specialized Olympic bikes have colour-changing paint; Daniel Oss hair toss
A truck driver filmed himself intentionally spraying a group of cyclists while driving through a tunnel in Sydney, remarking to himself that he was doing so since he is not “allowed to run them over.”
“Up ahead I see a little bit of water,” the driver continued. “So, now’s a good time to start the overtaking manoeuvre, I believe. Here we go,” the driver says, accelerating towards the water. “I think I might f—ing work this out f—ing perfectly.”
The driver posted the video to Facebook and one of the cyclists in the group saw the video, recognizing the incident, and reported it to police.
“I felt the splash of water as the truck went past, and I thought ‘yeah okay, that’s a coincidence, these things happen on the road’,” the cyclist said to the Sydney Morning Herald. “It was only later when I got home… all of a sudden I’m watching myself just being preyed upon, really, by this truck driver with some pretty out there views.”
Local police said there is not much they can do since the footage could have been posted to social media by someone other than the driver.
Click through to read more at the Sydney Morning Herald.