Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 26, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Felline wins Tour de Romandie opener; French rider Yoann Offredo assaulted while training; Memories of Michele: Scarponi remembered as an entertainer, a motivator and as a warm human being; British Cycling cuts places in podium programme due to funding cuts; Lotto Soudal announces Giro roster; Tour of Britain announces 2017 route; USA Cycling publishes 2016 ‘Race Clean’ report; Eurosport announces new host for Giro, Tour; Former British pro Phil Edwards dies; Jonathan Tiernan-Locke given driving ban for drunk driving; Club rider warns of imitation sunglasses after crash; TRINITIES Part 3: Liège–Bastogne–Liège; Video: Mile 1 – Into the light.

Former British pro Phil Edwards dies

by CyclingTips

Phil Edwards, a top British pro of the 1970s, has died at age 67. Reports indicate he died of a likely heart attack.

He was British National Road Race Champion in 1977 and before that a National Junior Road Champion in 1967.

Edwards raced in Italy as an amateur for GS Mobigori.

He represented the United Kingdom at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, finishing sixth in the road race.

He turned professional with Francesco Moser’s GS Sanson team, in large part due to contacts through his Italian mother Maria. He was a professional with the team from 1976 to 1980.

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