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by Matt de Neef
March 19, 2018
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali solos to thrilling Milan-San Remo win; Kasia Niewiadoma wins solo at Trofeo Alfredo Binda; Andrea Guardini back to his winning ways at Tour de Langkawi; Mark Cavendish escapes major injury in Milan-San Remo crash; Rivals react to Nibali’s Milan-San Remo attack; FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine-Futuroscope bikes stolen the night before Trofeo Alfredo Binda; Andre Greipel suffers probable collarbone fractured in Milan-San Remo crash; Oscar Sevilla beaten and robbed in training; Matt Lawton on a ‘staggering report’ and the future of Sky; Highlights from the Cape Epic prologue; Fremantle to Sydney riders set off; Nibali hits phone-wielding spectator on way to Milan-San Remo win; Behind the scenes of Caleb Ewan’s Milan-San Remo podium.
Meanwhile in Colombia, controversial Spanish cyclist Oscar Sevilla was reportedly beaten and robbed on Sunday morning. The 41-year-old suffered a broken wrist and had his bike, helmet and sunglasses stolen.
“This morning Oscar went out to train like every morning, at around 6am, in Bogotá,” Oscar’s wife Ivone told the Caracol radio station. “Five young people assaulted him, pushed him, beat him up. A taxi was waiting on the corner and they took his bike.
“He’s very down about it because that type of fracture takes a while to recover, and he was due to travel to Spain to race. He’s very disappointed because this is what we see on a daily basis in Bogotá. There are lots of robberies, lots of insecurity for cyclists. Every day bicycles are stolen, so he can’t go out and train at ease because at any moment they can hurt you or take your life, for a bike.”
Doctors determined that Sevilla would require surgery on his wrist.
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