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by Neal Rogers
May 23, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Dumoulin confident in maglia rosa as Giro d’Italia heads into high mountains; Quintana meets the press on Giro d’Italia rest day: ‘We hope to see Dumoulin fade in the third week’; Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies following cycling cycling accident in Italy; Sagan, Kittel head to Utah, Colorado for pre-Tour altitude training; Five WorldTour teams announced for Ster ZLM Tour; Video: Tom Dumoulin’s Giro d’Italia Stage 14 victory, through the eyes of the Sunweb support staff; Video: Rupert Guinness chats with Adam Hansen about racing with suspected bone fracture at Giro d’Italia; Video: Kitten can’t stop licking cyclist who saved his life.
Brazilian professional cyclist Viitor Fonseca (Equipe de Ciclismo de Taubaté) was out riding last week when he came across an orphaned kitten. Fonseca and riding companion felt that they couldn’t leave him alone, yet they didn’t have anything to carry him, so Fonseca tucked him into his jersey and continued the ride. The kitten returned the favor by licking his face continuously.
“Saving a little life today,” Viitor shared on Facebook. “I’m glad that he liked me and was not clawing me.”
Fonseca rode with the kitten in his jersey for 10 km (6.2 miles) until they reached their destination. A home has since been found for him.