Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 16, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Dumoulin crushes Tour de France stage 13 TT, Froome extends GC lead; Gaviria gets hat trick in Poland; Prudhomme: It’s a day of mourning for France and for the Tour de France; After Nice attack, the Tour de France goes on with heavy hearts; Mont Ventoux madness: A first-hand perspective from the Tour; Porte, on chaotic Ventoux mishap: ‘If you can’t control the crowds, then what can you control?’; Maddeningly hypnotic: The Tour de France is an absurd, beautiful circus; Simon Gerrans out of the Tour de France with collarbone fracture; Thibaut Pinot out of Tour de France; Theuns crashes out of Tour de France in time trial crash; Shane Sutton: British Cycling review will exonerate me; Is EPO’s performance enhacing effect all in the mind?; Tour de France, stage 12 on-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass, stage 12; A journey to the top: Peter Sagan

Prudhomme: It’s a day of mourning for France and for the Tour de France

by CyclingTips

ASO head Christian Prudhomme issued a statement regarding the terror attack that struck the French city of Nice on Bastille Day, saying that the Tour de France will go on, “in sobriety and dignity.”

“We know Nice very well. Every year in March we organize Paris-Nice. We’ve had an emergency meeting with the prefect of the Ardèche, the police forces, the gendarmerie, representatives of the GIGN in connection with the highest state authorities.”

“We wondered about having a race today or not. But in agreement with the state authorities, we believe that the race must go on and we shouldn’t give in to the pressure of the people who would like us to change our lifestyle.”

Today’s stage began with a minute of silence at the start village and will also conclude with another moment of silence as a tribute to the victims.

“Our thoughts are with the bereaved families. We extend our condolences to everyone affected by the tragedy.”