Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 6, 2016

In Saturday’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Terpstra takes win at Dwars door het Hageland; McCabe continues young rider wins at Utah; Haas wins Burgos, stage 4; Ezquerra solos to win in strange Portugal stage; Henderson leaving Lotto-Soudal but is committed to extending career; Frank Schleck announces pending retirement; Sep Vanmarcke inks contract with Cannondale-Drapac, boosts team’s Classics potential; Adrien Costa: A mind that moves mountains; Meet the only female mechanic on the Pro Road Tour; Jess Varnish on decision to speak-up about British Cycling issues; Meet Laos’ entry in the Olympic road race; Cyclist saves man from jumping off bridge; Woman assaulted for cycling too slow; Rwandan cycling team movie in the works; 2016 Japan Cup preview; Team GB on the Rio road race; Stybar films wet conditions inside the athlete village

Cyclist saves man from jumping off bridge

by CyclingTips

A cyclist riding across the George Washington Bridge in New York City on his usual training ride saw a man perched to jump. Julio De Leon, 61, stopped his ride and talked the man out of his decision, saving his life.

“I got off my bike,” Mr. De Leon told the New York Times. “I showed my hands [spread open]. I started to move to him a little bit. I said: ‘Don’t do it. We love you, my heart,’ something like that.”

His words gave the man pause and allowed De Leon to move in close enough to grab him.

“In one second, only in a second, I just moved and grabbed and I keep him with me,” De Leon said. “He started to see reality. He was crying. I tried to calm him down.”

Another passer-by had seen the man and was taking a cell phone picture of the incident before helping De Leon. “Call the police,” he told the man with the cellphone.

Click through to read more at the New York Times.

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