Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 30, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Aert extends series lead with Azencross win; Sanne Cant wins Azencross; Frustrations as no proof of innocence given to parliament in Wiggins case; Syncing with Sagan: Sam Bennett looks ahead to 2017; Van der Poel okay after hard crash; Stybar makes return to cyclocross in Azencross; More questions arise from Tour of Qatar cancellation; Family of fallen cyclist calls for safer roads; Jens Voigt to ‘Everest’ Berlin Teufelsberg hill for charity; Video: Best of 2016 by bike; Ride along with Wout van Aert.

Family of fallen cyclist calls for safer roads

by CyclingTips

The family of Ellen Watters, the 28-year-old who died from her injuries after being struck by a vehicle while on a training ride, is asking for authorities to focus on improving road safety for cyclists everywhere.

Source: gofundme.com

Source: gofundme.com

“We would ask everyone to spread awareness of the necessity of cyclist advocacy, and to contact their local politicians to help get changes made,” a family statement said.

The owner of Watters’ local racing team, Vince Caceres, said this would be something she would want to come out of the tragedy.

“There has to be a readdressing of the laws governing safety for cyclists, because I think it’s falling behind the times,” he said. “I think Ellen would want something like that, because she would hate to think that there is a young athlete out there that doesn’t want to pursue their sport because of the fear of safety.”

Police said Watters was riding around 2:30 p.m. on Friday when she was struck by a vehicle traveling in the same direction.

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