Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 20, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Valverde takes record fifth Flèche Wallonne with characteristic surge; Anna van der Breggen pulls a hattrick in Flèche Wallonne; Thomas leads 1-2 Sky finish in Tour of the Alps, taking over race lead; Durasek wins snow-shortened stage at Tour of Croatia and takes lead; From hip fracture to Ardennes Classics contention: Ashleigh Moolman Pasio’s fight back from injury; Leif Hoste wins appeal against fine in doping case; Terpstra resumes training; Cycling safety advocate killed in collision with vehicle; Full Cycle returns to Australian TV from tonight; Video: La Flèche Wallonne highlights; Video: Why is it so hot inside a velodrome?; Video: Cycling South America.

Cycling safety advocate killed in collision with vehicle

by CyclingTips

Bryan Stout, an avid cyclist and campaigner for cyling safety, died Tuesday following a collision with a car while on a cycling holiday in Mallorca. He was a long time supporter of groups such as Stop Killing Cyclists and the London Cycling Campaign.

“Bryan Stout was a stalwart supporter of Stop Killing Cyclists since we were founded,” Donnachadh McCarthy, co-founder of Stop Killing Cyclists, told Cycling Weekly. “[He was] a lovely, enthusiastic, courteous and constructive campaigner for safer roads.

“A terrible loss especially for his family and friends but also to our wider cycling community. I personally shall miss his generous and encouraging support to much of my cycling and wider campaigning work.”

Stout was hit by a vehicle while cycling through Port d’Alcúdia in the east of Mallorca.

Local police are investigating the incident but local newspaper Diario de Mallorca reported that the driver tested positive for drugs and alcohol at the scene.

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