Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 25, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Controversy in US Olympic selection as Armstrong makes women’s team while national champion is left off; Phinney, Guarnier headline 2016 US Olympic team; British Cycling announces Olympic team; How a “crushed” Howes missed the U.S. Olympic team; Books, training and quiet in the middle of nowhere: How Marianne Vos prepares for Rio; Jones abruptly leaves Giant-Alpecin, ready for “next step” in life; Contador out of Spanish national championships; Boonen unlikely for Belgian road race championship; Tony Martin adds another TT national title; Floyd Landis to enter cannabis business; Alleged drunk driver hits cyclist from behind; Cyclists protest Brexit leave campaigner Boris Johnson.

Alleged drunk driver hits cyclist from behind

by CyclingTips

An alleged drunk driver struck a cyclist from behind in Ottawa, is resulting in increased calls for better cycling infrastructure in the Canadian capital.

Cyclist Patrick Levesque was on a bike ride with his then-girlfriend when a car crashed into him from behind. There was no bike lane separating bicycles and vehicles. He captured the incident with his action camera.

Gareth Davies, president of Citizens for Safe Cycling, said this incident highlights the lack of clear bike lane infrastructure.

“Basically, accelerating our bike plan to build that network faster and continue to legitimize cycling as a mode of transportation so that it becomes more formalized in our every day getting around,” he said.

The driver was charged with one count of refusing to provide a breath sample and one count of obstructing police. The incident happened around 11:00 a.m.

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