Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 28, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Hidden motors: 3-4000 UCI tests at Tour, but French announce own plans; MPCC stands with fight against technological fraud; Dan Martin: Ready to take on the big guns in the Tour de France; King may appeal Olympics snub; Orica-GreenEdge for the Tour de France; Trek-Segafredo Tour de France team; Cannondale Pro Cycling Tour de France roster; Former British Olympian dies in cycling crash; Seven WorldTour teams for Revolution Series; Study finds Tour de Yorkshire boosted economy by £60m; Crash determines Canadian men’s road championship; Focus on Marianne Vos

Former British Olympian dies in cycling crash

by CyclingTips

Steve Hancock, a British Olympian in kayaking, died from injuries caused from a collision with a car while out cycling in Mississauga, near Toronto.

The 58-year-old was an avid cyclist, and was riding in a group on the evening of June 7 when he was struck by the vehicle. Police have not determined whether charges will be brought against the driver.

“He lived life, he lived it really full. He’s going to be missed,” a close friend Linda McPhee told the Toronto Star.

Hanckock competed for Great Britain at the 1980 Moscow Games in the four-man 1000m kayak.

Last week, 40 of his friends and fellow cyclists held a 45-kilometre ride in his honour from Etobicoke to Creditview Rd. in Mississauga, stopping for a moment of silence and placing flowers at the site of the crash.

Click through to read more at the Toronto Star.