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by Matt de Neef
June 19, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Simon Spilak wins the Tour de Suisse; Silvan Dillier wins the Route du Sud; Jose Goncalves victorious at Ster ZLM Toer; Rafal Majka climbs to overall victory at the Tour of Slovenia; Kyeongho Min takes out the Tour de Korea; Siutsou to miss Tour de France after breaking leg; Operacion Puerto athletes might never be named; How to avoid a crash; Tour de Korea theme song.
American cyclist Eric Fishbein was struck by a vehicle and killed over the weekend as he rode the 7,000 kilometre (4,300 mile) Trans Am.
The 61-year-old mid-field rider, who had been covering about 240 kilometres a day in between long rest breaks, was over half-way through the ultra-endurance race. Fishbein had just come down from the climbs of Colorado onto the long flat roads of Kansas when he was hit.
It had already been an incredibly difficult year for the tight knit endurance racing community, which was sent into mourning by the death of Mike Hall during the Indian Pacific Wheel Race in March.
CyclingTips would like to offer its heartfelt condolences to Eric Fishbein’s family and friends.