Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

March 15, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Quintana wins Tirreno-Adriatico as Dennis wins final TT; Team Sky had previously bought Fluimucil at nearby pharmacy; Roswell-Shand retires at 28; After Tirreno, all eyes shift to Milano-San Remo, with Quick-Step Floors as favourites; Cavendish comes into Milano-San Remo ready after quiet Tirreno; Dumoulin calls Tirreno TT ‘disappointing’; Dog walker nearly takes out Sagan in Tirreno TT; Berlin cyclist throwing battery acid at women; Cycle lane paint linked to two deaths; Speed bumps to be added to Broad Walk in Hyde Park; Tirreno-Adriatico: Stage seven highlights; Video: All roads lead to Nordkapp.

Cycle lane paint linked to two deaths

by CyclingTips

The Cycle Superhighway 8 lanes in London that are treated with blue paint to mark as reserved for cyclists apparently becomes extra slippery when wet, and a coroner has linked it as a cause of two deaths. The first occurred when a driver of a motorcycle lost traction on the surface and skidded into a bollard.

CS8 by Grosvenor Road Pimlico. Photo: Richard Croft (Creative Commons)

Coroner Dr. Fiona Wilcox said her office is investigating that and another incident. A collision investigator said the painted road surface had a skid resistance lower than a conventional road surface.

The coroner highlighted six areas of concern on the route and called for “an urgent review of all areas treated with such road surface and replace it with the higher grip surface,” Dr. Wilcox said.

“These concerns are too urgent to wait until the full hearing of the evidence to be addressed.

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