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by Neal Rogers
July 4, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Sagan pulls foot from pedal in sprint, still wins Stage 3 of Tour de France; Jolien D’hoore takes Stage 4 sprint at Giro Rosa; Viviani wins Stage 1 at Tour of Austria as Vanmarcke moves into race lead; McCabe, Allar take US national criterium championship titles; Van Avermaet and Porte aggressive, but BMC Racing empty handed after Stage 3; Esteban Chaves hit by tragic news from Colombia; Dan Martin pleased with Stage 3 podium finish, GC situation at Tour de France; Peter Sagan becomes C40 Goodwill Ambassador for Biking Cities; Izagirre recovering in Germany after surgery on lumbar vertebrae; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 3 highlights.
World road race champion Peter Sagan is one most recognisable and charismatic riders in cycling. In a bid to tap into this and to advance the battle against climate change, he has been named a global ambassador for biking cities.
The news was announced in Düsseldorf where this year’s Tour de France started. Anne Hidalgo, who is mayor of Paris and chair of C40, the network of the world’s great cities committed to bold action on climate change, announced the news. Sagan will become the C40 Goodwill Ambassador for Biking Cities, and will work with mayors of some of the world’s biggest cities.
“I have spent thousands of hours training and riding on the streets of cities around the world and I know what makes a great biking city,” said Sagan. “When people feel safe and confident riding their bikes rather than taking their car, they are healthier, happier, save money and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.”
Hidalgo said she was delighted to announce the news. “The urgency of the climate crisis facing our cities and our planet requires constant innovation and new ways of working. In Paris we have seen the benefits that increased cycling rates have brought and I know that Peter will help to bring that spirit of transformation to cities across the C40 network.”
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