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by Mark Zalewski
November 26, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Top race organisers reduce team and peloton sizes in Grand Tours, Classics and other events; Provisional Australian NRS calendar released for 2017: Four races added, two return; UCI officially issues WorldTour, ProContinental licenses; WADA publishes 2015 testing report; WADA suspends Mexico City lab; Russian Paralympic Committee given long list of rules for reinstatement by IPC; CANYON//SRAM announces 2017 roster; An Post-ChainReaction solidifies roster; Former NFTO team loses title sponsor, in jeopardy of closing; Former pro found guilty after race crash caused rider death; Death of British cyclist who fell off cliff in Pyrenees ruled accidental; Cyclist breaks Billie Fleming’s 77-year-old record; Best of the 2016 UCI Women’s WorldTour.
An investigation into the death of a British cyclist who fell off a cliff in the Pyrenees in August has determined the incident to be an accident.
Jennifer Hill, 57, was an experienced cyclist on a cycling holiday with her husband Adam Spector. The couple had rented bikes and were on their first day in the Pyrenees. Hill missed a hairpin turn in low visability conditions on a descent in the Gavarnie area.
“It was cloudy. We went through cloud on the way up and she was just behind me,” said Spector. “We rode back down through the clouds and I took it slowly and carefully. I didn’t look behind me.”
“I didn’t look behind me and I stopped about four miles after to wait for her. I didn’t’ see her pass me so I thought that I might’ve missed her.”
The investigation by the Newport Coroners’ Court concluded that she plunged 100 feet from the edge of the road into a ravine and died instantly.
Click through to read more at the BBC.