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by Mark Zalewski
February 1, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kittel takes Dubai Tour opener; Route announcement: Mt. Baldy summit, Big Bear TT to be decisive stages for 2017 Amgen Tour of California; Route details announced for 2017 Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race; No longer backing Contador, Majka stepping up a level in Grand Tours; CyclingTips podcast, Episode 24: Genevieve Jeanson on making peace with a tainted past; Back from the brink: The merger that saved IsoWhey-SwissWellness and the year ahead; Froome ready for Jayco Herald Sun Tour; Twenty teams to race 22nd Tour de Langkawi; Ciolek and Gerdemann retire; Simon Cope vows to clear his name; British Parliamentary group to investigate legal bias against cyclists; Video: Heroics in Bieles; Video: Interview with Christine Majerus; Video: Equipment for cyclocross.
Members of the British Parliament are looking into the sentencing practises for drivers who strike cyclists and cause injury or death, after major concerns that there is a discrimination against cyclists.
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“We know there are examples where cyclists have not received the justice that they deserved,” said Ruth Cadbury MP, co-chair of the British All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) which is leading the inquiry.
“Our inquiry will investigate whether more needs to be done to tighten up the investigation and prosecution of drivers who have injured or killed cyclists.
“London has seen a huge investment in cycling over the last 15 years and the numbers of a cyclists are at an all time high and thankfully fatalities are falling, but when cyclists are involved in crashes and have life changing injuries, too often the justice system fails to punish the driver adequately.
This comes at the same time a driver was given no jail time for running down a man on a bicycle because he believed that the cyclist had stolen a bicycle from him months before.
Click through to read more at the Evening Standard.