Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 23, 2016

Landa wins Trentino overall, Kangert doubles stage wins Zoidl takes stage and overall lead on queen stage in Croatia; Joe Martin Stage Race kicks off with uphill TT; Meet Logan Owen, U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner; Preview: What you should know before watching the 2016 Liege-Bastogne-Liege; Tensions with Sanquer at Cofidis; Velon team up with FACE Partnership; Braf Huff: How I won the US criterium national championship; Bike path collapses above beach in Rio de Janeiro, killing at least two; Safety notice for Cannondale Slate tubeless wheels; Coffee Outside: an outdoorsy twist to the coffee shop ride; Video: Liege-Bastogne-Liege preview; Video: Teams recon Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Bike path collapses above beach in Rio de Janeiro, killing at least two

by Neal Rogers

A newly constructed bike path in Rio de Janeiro, connecting the southern coastal neighborhoods of Leblon and São Conrado, collapsed Thursday, killing at least two.

Brazilian news service O Globo reported that the elevated “Ciclovia Tim Maia,” which spans high above São Conrado beach, collapsed with at least five people on the path at the time.

An Associated Press photographer at the scene saw at least two bodies laid out on the beach.

The 3.9km “Ciclovia Tim Maia” bike path was opened on January 17th, and cost $44.7 million to build. The Rio Times reported that the path was funded by Brazil’s National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), adding to the infrastructure overhaul that the city of Rio de Janeiro is receiving ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

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