Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 11, 2016

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Froome victorious at Dauphiné, takes over GC lead; Bizhigitov takes queen stage in Korea, Bole into overall lead; Absalon, Schurter on Sagan’s chances at Olympic MTB medal: “Not likely”; Orica to continue with GreenEDGE for one more season; Katusha to add new title sponsor; Man charged with murder in Michigan cycling crash; Critical response to media coverage of Michigan crash; Sports doctor dubbed cycling’s ‘king of doping’ arrested in Colombia; New cyclist ends up riding entire triathlon bike course; Recap: Critérium du Dauphiné, stage 5; On-board video: Critérium du Dauphiné stage 4; Cyclist tackled by police ahead of Obama motorcade

Cyclist tackled by police ahead of Obama motorcade

by CyclingTips

New Yorker Daniel Provencio was pedalling his way on a bike share bike to a blind date when several police tackled him to the ground.

Provencio was listening to “Call Me Maybe” through his headphones and had onto a road secured for President Obama’s motorcade, which was only seconds from passing through that area of Manhattan. Apparently, the thousands of people standing alongside secured fencing was not enough of a clue.

Because he failed to hear the calls for him to stop two police officers took Provencio to the ground and handcuffed him before being run over by the presidential motorcade. A second cyclist was able to hear the commands and stopped without incident.

Provencio was given a summons for disorderly conduct.

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