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by Neal Rogers
May 24, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Nibali wins queen stage at Giro d’Italia, moves into third overall; Controversy on Giro d’Italia queen stage renews question of race etiquette; Nippo-Fantini’s Canola beats Haedo to win Stage 3 at Tour of Japan, preserving GC lead; German triathlete Viellehner mourned after being struck by Italian driver; Pirelli backs under-20 competition in reborn Baby Giro d’Italia; USA Cycling to celebrate the inaugural National Velodrome Day on June 3; Teen cyclist says he was ‘left for dead’ by a road rage driver; Video: Phil Gaimon’s “Worst Retirement Ever,” Episode 3: Mt. Lemmon; Video: Aussie journo Rupert Guinness chats with Movistar’s Rory Sutherland on Giro’s third rest day; Video: Dumoulin tries to deck Colombian fan who was pushing Quintana; Video: Haga takes off on Giro descent
A 16-year-old Australian rider said he was left for dead after being deliberately struck by a driver in Victoria. Harry Morgan was riding close to Vermont Secondary College on May 17 when a car swerved toward him and clipped his handlebars. This forced him to veer into the gutter.
Although he stayed upright, the car then swerved into the gutter and jammed on, causing him to hit the ground. “He accelerated, and as he accelerated, he pulled into the left hand side of the gutter, right in front of the gutter,” Morgan said. “He sped off, as I was on the ground, and the car behind him swerved around me to miss me, then kept driving.”
According to the Herald Sun, he needed to be taken back to hospital to have his elbow “glued back together”, and to treat other non-life threatening injuries.
Police are investigating the incident. Morgan is appealing for information from witnesses who may have seen the vehicle which hit him, described as a ‘big white ute with a canopy on the back,’ or the car which swerved to avoid him. This was yellow with a missing front bumper.
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