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by Mark Zalewski
November 23, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Live coverage of women’s Cadel Evans Road Race, WorldTour status could be next; Rory Sutherland on Quintana and Contador’s similarities, being a team workhorse and more; Investigation finds possible corruption in Ponferrada world championships funding; British Cycling annual report shows ‘tremendous growth’; Four cyclists nominated for Italian athlete of the year; Cadel Evans and George Hincapie to race Cape Epic; Olympic champ Laura Kenny to return to racing in London; Former Irish U23 Jack Wilson ends career; Drunk driver who killed cyclist released from prison early; Local politician ‘attacked’ by squirrel while cycling; 2016 Dutch National Headwind Championships; Cyclocross has gone to the dogs.
The family of a cyclist who was killed by a drunk driver is furious that the driver will be released after only serving half of a four-year sentence.
Emma Egan was convicted of killing father-of-two Eric Codling in November of 2013 as she chased after her ex-boyfriend who had just dumped her after a night of drinking. She was sentenced to four years in prison after admitting causing death by dangerous driving. She was driving 112 km/h in a 65 km/h zone when she struck Codling.
The family was already incensed at the four-year sentence, calling it a joke. They have pleaded for a review of prison sentences for drunk driving convictions.
Egan lost control of her vehicle and drove into Codling head-on as he was on his morning ride. She initially stopped but then fled the scene.
“When they said four years, I knew she would be out in two – is that really how much Eric’s life was worth?” Codling’s widow said.
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