Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 28, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Küng wins weather-shortened, brutal Romandie stage; Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen reigns in new team colours; Froome questions Trek-Segafredo tactics at Romandie; New Energy Tour cancelled; Fourth round of UCI Nations Cup cancelled; Dwars door het Hageland adds cobbles, dirt to 2017 edition; Women’s teams for Colorado Classic; Eulogy for Steve Tilford; Cyclist says new Trans Canada route too dangerous; Man attacks mountain bikers with pole, chases them with chainsaw; Local Irish council installs signage marking Strava segments; Video: 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships teaser; Video: What did you call me?; Video: Cyclists come to the rescue.

Man attacks mountain bikers with pole, chases them with chainsaw

by CyclingTips

A man has allegedly attacked mountain bike riders with a pole, before chasing them with a running chainsaw, in the Dandenongs of Australia. The attack occurred in the evening of April 19.

Three men told police they were riding on Barbers Road in Kalorama when they were approached by a man with a dog. The man then allegedly assaulted two of the riders with a pole.

“One [rider] was bitten by the dog,” Senior Constable Parsons told The Age. The alleged attacker then left the scene and returned with a running chainsaw.

The riders were injured and needed hospital treatment. The Yarra Ranges Mountain Bikers posted an alert on their Facebook page.

“Last week two local mountain bikers were seriously assaulted by a local on Barbers Rd, Kalorama. This assault was un-provoked and involved the attackers dog, an axe and a chainsaw. The riders were seriously injured and one bike is a total right off as a result of this vicious attack. If anyone approaches you or provokes you out on your rides, PLEASE don’t engage. Contact the Police and let them do their job.”

Click through to read more at The Age.