Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 31, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: 60 Minutes report on motorized doping raises questions about Team Sky and UCI at 2015 Tour de France; French anti-doping expert says he was told a dozen riders used motors during the 2015 Tour de France; Loren Rowney announces her retirement and the beginning of a new chapter; Doctor and courier at centre of Team Sky mystery package scandal called to testify; Pauwels accepts van Aert’s apology but will not forget dispute; Mathieu van der Poel: ‘This is the biggest disappointment of my career’; Van Aert’s World Championship tire choice causes debate; RCS Sport shoots down extra Giro d’Italia wildcard proposal; UAE Abu Dhabi signs Moroccan champion Anass Ait el Abdia; Memorial ride held for cyclist killed in hit-and-run, suspect in custody; Nash and Zahner elected to UCI Athletes’ Commission for cyclocross; Photographer apologises to McLay for finish crash; Rider holds onto side of bridge after crash; Kangaroo surprises cyclists.

Memorial ride held for cyclist killed in hit-and-run, suspect in custody

by CyclingTips

A memorial ride was held on Sunday in Austin, Texas for 19-year-old Tommy Keterhagen, a promising young racer, who was struck and killed in an apparent hit-and-run incident last week while out on a ride.

KXAN reported that Keterhagen’s mother, Liz, had reported him missing last Monday and then discovered his body and destroyed bicycle on the side of the road Tuesday morning.

“To see his body there on the grass and see his bike just crashed to smithereens, it was awful. But I was thankful I got there first, that I was able to hold him, talk to him and just be with him,” she told KXAN.

On Friday, 20-year-old Aaron Davison turned himself into local police and was charged with accident involving death. Davison’s lawyer said he had dropped his cell phone and veered off the road when trying to retrieve it. He said he thought he hit something and stopped to investigate but did not see anything and left. Once he realised that a death had occurred he said ‘we got to come forward, we got to the right thing.’

A witness told police he saw a truck driving erratically, turn into the wrong lane and strike a bicycle, but could not confirm if anyone was on the bicycle. He said two people got out of the truck to look around and then “accelerated out of the area.”

Click through to read more at KXAN.