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by Mark Zalewski
January 13, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: 2017 Vuelta route to start in Nimes, France, with a return to fabled climb l’Angliru; Alison Powers launches amateur racing team with a new approach; Brailsford responds to bullying allegations; Valverde injured on training ride; Kittel speaks out about TUE use; Westra opens up about decision to quit; British Transport Secretary: ‘cyclists are not road users’; Tour of Utah announces host cities, adds ITT; NBC Sports announces 2017 cycling coverage; Behind the scenes with UCI Cyclocross World Championships organisers; POV preview of the UCI Cyclocross World Championship course; Video: Factory CrossArena; Video: Bradley Wiggins’ practices on ‘The Jump.’
British Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP has suggested cyclists are not road users. This comes only weeks after footage of him ‘dooring’ a cyclist with his government-issues Land Rover vehicle was published by The Guardian.
The comment by Grayling came during Transport Questions in the House of Commons when Labour MP Daniel Zeichner asked him about a remark from an interview with the Evening Standard in which he said that, “Cycle lanes cause problems for road users.”
“I was wondering if he could clarify for the house exactly who he thinks road users are?” MP Zeichner asked.
“Where you have cycle lanes, cyclists are the users of cycle lanes and the road users are the users of the road. It’s very simple,” Grayling responded.
A few days ago it was reported that Grayling had not given his information to the injured cyclist, saying that he was never asked for it. Grayling has served as Secretary of State for Transport since July.
Click through to read more at The Independent.