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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.
A crash in the finish of the category 3 race at the Santa Barbara County Road Race in southern California resulted in a rider flipping over the side of a bridge that is above a dry creek, forcing him to hold onto the side while his bike tumbled 30 feet below him.
“This weekend at the Santa Barbara Road Race our team rider and manager Mike Allec was involved in a spectacular crash in the final sprint that left him hanging off of a bridge above a ravine,” the Carefast/Storck Cycling Team posted on Facebook.
“We are very thankful for the outpouring support from many who were there and more importantly those that helped him off of the bridge. Words cannot express the gratitude for him being able to walk away from this with road rash, this could have ended much much worse.
“Thank you Peter Aquino for the video and to all of the personnel on site including local emergency crews.”