Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

April 24, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Valverde wins his fourth Liege-Bastogne-Liege, dedicates victory to Scarponi; Anna van der Breggen secures Ardennes triple at Liege-Bastogne-Liege; Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour of Croatia; Astana mourns the loss of Michele Scarponi; Astana decide to start Liege-Bastogne-Liege despite Scarponi tragedy; How not to finish second; Barbed wire stretched across Cheshire trail; Chinese cyclist hit by three cars to be charged by police; Michele Scarponi tribute video.

Barbed wire stretched across Cheshire trail

by CyclingTips

Cyclists in Cheshire, England have been the target of a barbed-wire setup that was placed at the entrance to a bike trail near the town of Crewe.

Image: thefrenchstokey/Reddit

Reddit user thefrenchstokey posted a photo of the wire with the caption “They don’t like us bikers up here!” They added that they believed the trail was on council land, not private property.

“More like he’s claimed this land but actually it’s councils,” wrote thefrenchstokesy. “Been through the drama already with it. They really aren’t bothered it seems. We tried to get it resolved without any progress despite this.”

It’s not nearly the first attempt to sabotage cyclists in the UK in recent years. A mountain biker in South Wales was “almost beheaded” last November when he rode into barbed wire that stretched across a trail.

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