Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

May 24, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Nibali wins queen stage at Giro d’Italia, moves into third overall; Controversy on Giro d’Italia queen stage renews question of race etiquette; Nippo-Fantini’s Canola beats Haedo to win Stage 3 at Tour of Japan, preserving GC lead; German triathlete Viellehner mourned after being struck by Italian driver; Pirelli backs under-20 competition in reborn Baby Giro d’Italia; USA Cycling to celebrate the inaugural National Velodrome Day on June 3; Teen cyclist says he was ‘left for dead’ by a road rage driver; Video: Phil Gaimon’s “Worst Retirement Ever,” Episode 3: Mt. Lemmon; Video: Aussie journo Rupert Guinness chats with Movistar’s Rory Sutherland on Giro’s third rest day; Video: Dumoulin tries to deck Colombian fan who was pushing Quintana; Video: Haga takes off on Giro descent

German triathlete Viellehner mourned after being struck by Italian driver

by VeloClub

On the same day that former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden passed away due to injuries sustained in a collision with a car while training on his bike in Italy, another sportsperson died in the same hospital, and under similar circumstances.

German triathlete Julia Viellehner was hit by a truck on May 15, two days before a driver struck Hayden. She was training in the mountains near Galeata in the Apennines. According to media reports, the truck was overtaking other traffic and hit her.

She was seriously injured and transported to the Ospedale Maurizio Bufalini in Cesena. Despite efforts to save her, she succumbed to her injuries on Monday. Hayden was also treated in the same hospital and passed away on the same day.

Viellehner was twice runner-up in the Long Distance Duathlon World Championships.