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by Caley Fretz
February 7, 2018
In today’s Daily News Digest: Adrien Costa gives up his spot at Hagens Berman Axeon; 2018 Indian Pacific Wheel Race cancelled; Fernando Gaviria wins first stage of Colombia Oro y Paz; Dylan Groenewegen fastest in Dubai; beautiful photos from the cyclocross world championships; Gallery: the Jayco Herald Sun Tour; Cavendish mulls switch to motorbikes after cycling; a Superbowl ad for the state championships; hero’s welcome at Colombia Oro y Paz
The 2018 edition of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race, an unsupported race from ocean to ocean across Australia, has been cancelled by the race’s organisers, citing an ongoing legal process following the death of Mike Hall during the 2017 event.
“As you’re probably aware, the matter of Mike Hall’s death is before the A.C.T. Coroner’s Court with an inquest likely to be held later in the year,” race director Jesse Carlsson said in a statement.
“Given this situation, and as more information about the potential outcomes of this process have become clear only very recently, it is with an extremely heavy heart that we cancel the 2018 Indian Pacific Wheel Race (IPWR) with immediate effect. That is, Dragon Face Pty Ltd will not be facilitating the riding of the IPWR in any way.”
Organisers will refund all entries.
Click to read the entire statement from race organisers.