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by Mark Zalewski
February 18, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Campenaerts wins TT, Valverde takes over lead at Ruta del Sol; Castroviejo wins Volta ao Algarve TT, Roglic retains lead; Kristoff wins again at Tour of Oman; Jonathan Tiernan-Locke retires; Swiss CX champion Julien Taramarcaz retires; New Energy Tour unveils route; British Cycling to brief riders on upcoming independent review report; Driver allegedly deliberately clips British domestic team on training ride; Rider to tackle all 21 Giro stages on fat bike for charity; Tour of Oman, stage 3 highlights; Video: Alexis Ryan on the 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour; Team Novo Nordisk: 2017 Season Kickoff.
Riders from the British CatfordCC Equipe-Banks team said a driver nearly crashed the team while on a training ride during their preseason camp on the Costa Blanca in eastern Spain this week. One rider was separated from the group and was chasing back on when he and a driver had a near-collision. This apparently angered the driver who chased the group, verbally assaulting them, before escalating the incident.
The team out for a ride during a recent training camp in Spain. Courtesy: CatfordCC Equipe-Banks
“He then proceeded to overtake the bunch and swerved into one of our riders [Lawrence Carpenter] who got clipped by the car and narrowly avoided coming down,” Lloyd Chapman told Cycling Weekly. “After this, the driver then swerved towards another rider at the front of the group [Will Fox].”