Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 16, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Atapuma wins first Suisse climbing stage; Nail biting final sees Majerus win stage 1 in the Aviva Women’s Tour; Five bicycles in Kalamazoo; Cameron Meyer leaves Dimension Data with immediate effect; Ryder on Meyer leaving Dimension Data: ‘It’s sad for all of us’; The races across and down America: Infected dog bites, a record holder out and flat batteries; Gay cycling champ promotes an authentic and visible life; Police searching for man placing tacks along cycling routes; IAM Cycling bus gets stuck at Tour de Suisse; Thousands of naked cyclists hope to increase awareness in Mexico; On-board footage from Tour de Suisse, stage 4; A day with Toms Skujins at Tour de Suisse; Spanish paralympian training for Rio

Thousands of naked cyclists hope to increase awareness in Mexico

by CyclingTips

Cyclists in Mexico taking part in the World Naked Bike ride did so in order to shock people in hopes of increasing awareness of and safety for cyclists on their roads.

The worldwide event was initially centered around the environmental advantages of bicycle travel, but a secondary objective of road safety has emerged over the years.

Nearly 5,000 took part at the event in Mexico City where drivers are routinely aggressive by nature, but in particular towards cyclists. Some painted the slogan “Now you do see me” on their bodies in the effort.

“We get naked and paint ourselves with slogans – it’s a way of criticizing motorists who act like they don’t see us, who don’t let us through and even run over us,” one of the demonstrators, Yereni Carranza, told The Reforma.

“This way everybody looks at us and even lets us through,” she said.

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