Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

May 4, 2017

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Räim wins opening stage of Tour d’Azerbaidjan; Six years after her brother Wouter’s passing, Elke Weylandt shares views on Giro’s descending competition; Giro d’Italia abandons controversial descending competition; Kelly: Quintana is the man to beat for Giro, and could double up at the Tour; Nibali: ‘It’s not easy to be on the highest step of the podium’; Dumoulin: ‘Winning the Giro is normally out of reach’; Pozzovivo talks up difficulty of Giro d’Italia; In ‘best shape’ for years, Hansen ready for 17th consecutive Grand Tour; Greipel eyeing Maglia Rosa, but also says Classics could delay top sprint form; Rumsas’ son passed away 24 hours after being released from hospital; McLaren says he’s been threatened over doping report; Cyclist dies after hitting parked car in Melbourne; Video: A sort of homecoming – Adam Blythe at #TDY2017; Video: 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup Ostend preview; Video: 2017 Redlands Bicycle Classic preview

Cyclist dies after hitting parked car in Melbourne

by CyclingTips

A cyclist has died after crashing into a parked car in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Elwood this morning.

The rider died at the scene after colliding with the car while heading north on Marine Parade at around 7am.

Marine Parade is an extension of Beach Road, Melbourne’s most popular cycling route. The section of road on which the incident occured has a bike lane between parking spaces on the left, and the first of two regular traffic lanes to the right.

The rider is believed to be in his 50s. The Herald Sun reports that he was leading a group of about 10 in the bike lane before he crashed into the car.

Police are in the process of notifying the rider’s next of kin.

Follow the link to read more at the Herald Sun.