Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 25, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Valverde takes maiden Giro stage win as Nibali falters, Kruijswijk consolidates GC lead; Seven talking points from the second week of the 2016 Giro d’Italia; What you need to know about the IOC’s Olympic anti-doping retests; British Cycling sends email warning to its riders; Degenkolb to Trek-Segafredo?; Sagan to Astana?; Dave Mirra: A Hero’s Death and CTE’s Arrival; True Temper to end bicycle tubing division; French police to bolster security for Tour de France; Fines for cyclists in new Australian road laws far outweigh motorists’; An Post Rás stage 2 highlights; Adam Phelan ; Drawing Peter Sagan

French police to bolster security for Tour de France

by CyclingTips

23,000 French police, including special intervention squads, will be deployed to ensure security amid extremist threats for this year’s Tour de France.

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“Security is our priority — I might say the Tour de France organizers’ No. 1 priority. Security of the participants, security of the fans along the roads,” race director Christian Prudhomme said.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is coordinating with the ASO to assess the security needs of the race in light of the recent terror attacks in Paris and Brussels.

“We are currently assessing the need for a larger involvement of our security forces,” Cazeneuve said. “[It will] follow the Tour de France through to the end of the event and stand ready to intervene at any moment if it proves necessary.”

Patrick Calvar, the head of France’s DGSI internal intelligence agency, recently said that France is a particular target this year as it is hosting the Euro 2016 soccer tournament.

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