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by Mark Zalewski
April 11, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Avermaet defies his own expectations: ‘To be honest, I was not expecting to win Roubaix’; Pidcock wins Paris-Roubaix juniors; UnitedHealthcare dominates Alabama Cycling Classic; Naesen gets large share of Paris-Roubaix misfortunes; Moscon happy with Roubaix performance; Roglic eyeing Tour of Romandie after two wins in Pais Vasco; Italian Guardini gets lost after abandoning Paris-Roubaix, ends up on motorway; Strava posts from fastest Paris-Roubaix in history; Canberra cyclists say roads are still safe; Ster ZLM Toer announces route; Video: Celebration from inside the BMC team car; Video: Paris Roubaix wheel change; Video: What is the Madison?.
Following the tragic death of Mike Hall in the Indian Pacific Wheel Race after a collision with a vehicle, local cyclists insist that the roads in Canberra are still some of the safest in the country.
“Generally in Canberra the drivers are quite courteous and pass with reasonable amounts of distance,” Canberra Cycling Club president Nathan Edwardson told the Canberra Times.
“People who heard the news about Mike didn’t think twice about going out riding, but more likely considered what route they were taking.”
Edwardson said a recent two-year trial of the ‘metre matters’ rule have made a positive impact on road safety for cyclists.
“While not everyone gives exactly one metre, people have been giving greater distance [when overtaking] and that definitely helps,” he said.
Click through to read more at the Canberra Times.