Egan Bernal wins Colombia Oro y Paz; Ewan claims Almeria: Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

February 12, 2018

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Egan Bernal wins the inaugural Colombia Oro y Paz with last-stage attack; Caleb Ewan takes first European win of the season at Clasica de Almeria; Elia Viviani takes out the Dubai Tour; Daryl Impey wins his first national road race title; Moreno Moser wins the Trofeo Laigueglia; Alexandre Geniez victorious at Tour Cycliste International La Provence; Tomasz Marczynski to miss the Ruta del Sol after colliding with a car; Brodie Chapman signs with Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank; Cyclist killed as car drives into Californian gran fondo field; Donna Rae-Szalinski fired as Wiggle High5 director; Richie Porte and Tejay van Garderen to lead BMC at the Volta ao Algarve; Disc rotor leads to gashed knee for Katie Compton; Contribute to research on sodium intake for athletes.

Cyclist killed as car drives into Californian gran fondo field

by CyclingTips

One cyclist has been killed and another injured after a driver lost control of his car and drove into the rear of the Tour de Palm Springs field in California on Saturday.

California Highway Patrol Sgt. Isaiah Kee said the vehicle came from behind the cyclists, veered off the roadway and then the driver lost control. The car veered back onto the road and struck two riders. One cyclist died at the scene, the second was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries, and the driver was taken to hospital by ambulance with moderate injuries.

Eye-witness reports suggest the car might have been travelling at more than 100mph (160km/h) on a road with a speed limit of 50mph.

“There were so many participants that it was easy to see that there were bicyclists coming … not like you’re traveling down the road and all of a sudden encounter a few bicyclists,” Kee said.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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