Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 11, 2016

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Froome victorious at Dauphiné, takes over GC lead; Bizhigitov takes queen stage in Korea, Bole into overall lead; Absalon, Schurter on Sagan’s chances at Olympic MTB medal: “Not likely”; Orica to continue with GreenEDGE for one more season; Katusha to add new title sponsor; Man charged with murder in Michigan cycling crash; Critical response to media coverage of Michigan crash; Sports doctor dubbed cycling’s ‘king of doping’ arrested in Colombia; New cyclist ends up riding entire triathlon bike course; Recap: Critérium du Dauphiné, stage 5; On-board video: Critérium du Dauphiné stage 4; Cyclist tackled by police ahead of Obama motorcade

New cyclist ends up riding entire triathlon bike course

by CyclingTips

A novice cyclist looking to take the sport up again after years off the bike went out for what was to be a short ride near her home. However Alison Carrick soon found herself on the bike course for a local triathlon. Instead of turning around as planned she ended up riding the entire course.

“I have only been cycling for a fortnight so my fitness levels are not great,” she said. “I was hardly up for a triathlon but I got caught up exactly the moment they started. It felt like I couldn’t get off it.”

Swept-up in the fog of racing Carrick simply kept pedaling — for an additional 18 miles (29km).

“I kept thinking it can’t be that much further. I don’t think I realised how far the cycling part of it actually was.”

“I don’t know how I got home, my legs were cycling for me. When I got back I just fell to pieces. My family just said, you’ve been gone a long time but they weren’t worried. They thought the whole thing was hilarious, and that it could only happen to me. I’m known for getting myself into odd situations.”

Click through to read more at the Manchester Evening News.