Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

June 13, 2016

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Chris Froome wins the Critérium du Dauphiné; Cancellara and Sagan triumphant on opening weekend of the Tour de Suisse; Jolien D’hoore takes third consecutive Flanders Diamond Tour; Groenewegen quicker than Griepel in the Rund um Köln; Dehaes beats Boonen to win Ronde van Limburg; Porte blames near-crash for drop from second to fourth overall; Bardet celebrates second overall in race; Contador insists he’s still on course for top form in the Tour de France; Giant-Alpecin leading race to sign Matthews; Gesink crashes out of Tour de Suisse; Two Wanty Groupe Gobert riders withdraw from Dauphiné over cortisol values; Suspected bike thief lassoed by Oregon cowboy; Martyn Ashton shrugs off paralysis to shine on the Fort William downhill course; Tour de Suisse 2016 Prologue: Onboard highlights; Alaphilippe shows off his skillz

Suspected bike thief lassoed by Oregon cowboy

by VeloClub

It appears like the stuff of movies but one suspected bike thief found himself lassoed by a horse-mounted cowboy on Friday morning. According to CNN, professional cowboy Robert Borba was in the parking lot of a shopping centre in Oregon when he realised that something was amiss.

“A lady yelled out ‘he’s stealing my bike, he’s stealing my bike,’” Borba said to CNN. He jumped on his horse and set off in pursuit, prompting the suspected thief to dump the bike and start running.

Borba used the lasso he uses to round up cattle and snagged the individual, hooking him around his ankles and sending him to the ground. Witnesses took photographs and the person concerned was eventually taken away by police.

“It was truly the Wild, Wild West,” stated an Eagle Point police spokesperson.

Click through to read more at CNN.