Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 4, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Gilbert wins stage at Tour de Luxembourg; Pujol climbs to Mt. Fuji win in Tour of Japan; Chicchi fastest in Boucles de la Mayenne stage 1; GP Gatineau: Wells wins road race, Neben fastest in time trial; UCI strengthens code of ethics, establishes term limits; After head of its Anti-Doping Committee challenges existing regulations, USA Cycling cuts ties; Russian track cyclist tests positive from London Olympics; Professional Cyclist Association calls for new safety measures; Calls for Belgian lottery to sell team; Investigation finds carbon fork failure caused cyclist death; Amgen Tour of California by the numbers; Rise – Inside Team Dimension Data; Sam Bennett rocks the training ride

Investigation finds carbon fork failure caused cyclist death

by CyclingTips

Cyclist Jonathan Weatherley died when the bonding on his Kinesis Racelight T carbon forks separated under braking, an investigation concluded.

The 43-year-old was found by a passerby in Twinstead, Essex on August 23 with multiple injuries from a crash. He was unable to be revived on the scene.

The coroner’s investigation concluded that the bonding on fork separated, causing the crash.

“Jonathan Weatherley probably applied braking through his front brakes for some unknown reason, causing the bonding between the carbon fibre blades and aluminum crown to fail as a result of the fact that the bonding material had not adequately bonded these two components together. Jonathan died as a result of his injuries sustained in this accident,” the coroner said.

The Racelight T carbon forks have since been recalled by UK distributor Upgrade Bikes.

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