Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 3, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Solo victories for Spratt and Hepburn on stage 2 of the 2017 Bay Crits; Knee surgery for Heinrich Haussler; Peter Sagan shows off new rainbow stripes; Mario Costa announces retirement; Fewest cycling deaths in New Zealand for 25 years; Help choose Marianne Vos’ 2017 bike design; Fan has fun with Team Sky headshots; Philippe Gilbert on 2017: A New Beginning; Course preview for U.S. cyclocross nationals; 2016 cycling highlights animated; BMX training in a Russian winter.

Fewest cycling deaths in New Zealand for 25 years

by CyclingTips

It seems that news of cyclists killed on the roads has increased in recent years, with more people taking to bicycles around the world for commuting and leisure. But good news out of New Zealand where 2016 saw the fewest cycling deaths in the past 25 years.


“It is really encouraging, the numbers appear to be moving in the right direction,” Patrick Morgan of the Cycling Action Network told

While any death is a tragedy, the decrease is a trend in the right direction, with six deaths in 2015 and 10 in 2014.

Morgan said the decline was attributed to both people becoming more used to sharing the road with cyclists, as well as improved cycling infrastructure.

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