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by Matt de Neef
May 8, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Fernando Gaviria takes Giro d’Italia lead with stage 3 victory; Jolien D’Hoore victorious at the Tour of Chongming Island; Kirill Pozdnyakov wraps up overall victory at the Tour d’Azerbaidjan; Marianne Vos claims her first win of the season at Trofee Maarten Wynants; Ruth Winder, TJ Eisenhart win the Redlands Bicycle Classic; Shannon Malseed wins the Tour of the South West; Rohan Dennis crashes out of Giro GC contention; Caleb Ewan devastated after missed opportunity on Giro’s second stage; Nicola Ruffoni suggests prostate infection as cause for positive test; British cycling apparel brand Vulpine enters administration; Two cyclists killed as alleged drunk and drugged driver hits group in Spain; Video – Van driver forces cyclist off the road.
Two cyclists have died and three others have sustained serious injuries after a bunch was hit by a driver who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and other drugs.
The incident occurred at roughly 8:30am yesterday morning on Spain’s Costa Blanca and involved six members of a triathlon team. The driver of the vehicle, a 28-year-old woman, was taken into custody after reportedly being arrested on suspicion of reckless homicide.
Of the six riders involved, the only one to escape serious injury was club president Jaime Escortell.
“I was saved because I threw myself on the hard shoulder,” he said. “Everything happened quickly. The six of us set out as we do on many Sundays, and we’d had a long, tranquil ride.
“Suddenly a car going at a considerable speed came past us. We had no time to react. I only have a few scratches but I am still in shock.”
Follow the link to read more at Diario Informacion.