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by Shane Stokes
June 2, 2017
In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Drucker takes home soil victory on stage 1 of Skoda Tour of Luxembourg, grabs race lead; Froome says Giro d’Italia ride means Quintana is not a major rival for Tour; Bahrain-Merida bikes stolen prior to Hammer Series race; Chaves returning to racing at Critérium du Dauphiné, Yates to lead Orica-Scott team; Dowset on Hammer Series: ‘Tactically, everything we know becomes secondary. This is new territory’; Hayman: ‘Teams are going to have to be thinking on their feet’; Team Sky unveils new kit for 2017 Tour de France; Gaviria and the other best stage-winning Grand Tour debuts; Fortuneo – Vital Concept sponsors set to split prior to Tour de France; Young British time triallist Joe Guy killed in collision with van; Video: Robbie McEwen previews the inaugural Hammer Series race; Video: Inside HED Cycling; Video: Ten – The BC Bike Race Movie; Video: Tour Series 2017 – Round 9, Durham
British junior rider Joe Guy was struck and killed by a van while on a training ride with a friend on Wednesday. The junior competitor was targeting the national championships after recording a sub-22 minute ride in a ten mile time trial two weeks ago, a performance which highlighted his potential.
Police are investigating the circumstances of the collision, which occurred at the junction of Straight Mile and Vicarage Road at around 9.50 am on Wednesday. Guy was training with a fellow Wolverhampton Wheelers rider at the time.
An air ambulance tended to him at the scene of the collision but was sadly unable to save him.
Wolverhampton Wheelers chairman John Ireson paid tribute to Joe, describing him as a “lovely lad and a general all-round good person who will be sorely missed”.
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