Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

March 16, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bouhanni wins Nokere Koerse; UK Sport went easy on British Cycling for medals; USA Cycling reveals Pro Road Championship courses; Strange incident in final kilometres of Nokere Koerse; Van Avermaet ready for San Remo; Riders already saying goodbye to Boonen; Melbourne cyclist who was shot speaks about incident; Rapha looking to sell?; 77-year-old cyclist to ride entire Giro course for charity; Perth cyclists draw a Strava goat; 2017 Cape Epic trailer.

Melbourne cyclist who was shot speaks about incident

by CyclingTips

Kelvin Tennant, a 72-year-old cyclist, was shot multiple times while riding a motorised bicycle along the Myrtleford-Everton Rail Trail in Everton, Australia. Since then he has made a near-miraculous recovery and spoke to the media on Wednesday.

“I heard the crack, crack, crack about three times … I knew I’d been hit but didn’t feel any heavy impact and I think I remember saying ‘what are you doing this to me for?’” he said.

Multiple other cyclists stopped to assist. Tennant was airlifted to Melbourne and spent the following 20 days in hospital and rehabilitation.

The offender fled the area and no one has been arrested for the crime. Police say they do not know why the retired schoolteacher was targeted.

Detective Senior Constable Elise Douglas said police are still searching for a suspect and called for the public to come forward with any information. “It is our belief that somebody passing through that area on that weekend has intimate knowledge of what occurred,” she said.

Click through to read more at The Age.