Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

June 3, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Avermaet wins stage two of Skoda Tour of Luxembourg, Drucker holds race lead; Resurgent Betancur ensures Movistar comes out best on day one of Hammer Series Limburg; Prologue winner Le Bon takes stage one of the Boucles de la Mayenne; Despite quiet season, Froome confident ahead of Dauphiné; Former race winner Talansky spearheads Cannondale-Drapac in Critérium du Dauphiné; Martin the designated leader of Quick Step Floors team at the Critérium du Dauphiné; Cannondale-Drapac team plays down talk title sponsor is leaving; Laws speaks about living, and riding, with cancer; Critérium du Dauphiné set to race Alpe d’Huez from a new direction; Blythe says he was forced to apologise to dangerous driver; Ultracycling legend Mike Hall’s ashes being transported on poignant final journey; Lucy Kennedy awarded twelfth Amy Gillett Cycling Scholarship; Wanda Sport’s Ironman further expands cycling involvement with purchase of Competitor Group Holdings; Video: JLT Condor Pro Cycling Team; Video: onboard graphics from the Hammer Series

Blythe says he was forced to apologise to dangerous driver

by VeloClub

British road race champion Adam Blythe has said that he was forced to apologise to an elderly driver after the car he was driving almost hit him while training. The Aqua Blue Sport rider spoke about the incident on social media on Friday, saying that he called police but that they told him he had to say sorry to those in the car.

He has called on other riders to make a gesture on his behalf if they encounter the driver.

Blythe’s complaint comes several weeks after Astana rider Michele Scarponi was struck and killed while training in Italy and days after days after FDJ’s Davide Cimolai was hit by a car – fortunately without serious consequences – in the same country.