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17/05/2019, 16:37

Giro d'Italia trophy with flags (picture Fabio Ferrari - LaPresse - RCS Sport)

Today's Giro stage report

You can find it here.

Reaction and highlights to follow.

 

17/05/2019, 14:37

Thomas De Gendt can't make his mind up

Here's what the Belgian breakaway specialist said this morning.

Then, inevitably, he went and got in the break anyway.

But now this:

17/05/2019, 14:29

Fremington, Devon (via StreetView)

Devon bus driver hit cyclist while attempting to overtake – police say driver was given driver education at the roadside

“I wouldn't have even tried in a car,” says victim. “It was a really tight space.”

Full story here.

17/05/2019, 13:25

Superheroes wear Lycra

Superhero

17/05/2019, 12:35

Fleche Wallonne Femmes 2019 (via YouTube)

ASO pulls Flèche-Wallone and Liège-Bastogne-Liège out of Women’s World Tour, unwilling to provide live TV coverage

New UCI rules require organisers to provide 45 minutes live coverage of all WWT races.

Full story here.

17/05/2019, 12:12

Like f%*king Mordor

Some who live in an around Bristol were a little surprised to see it come at the sharper end of a survey rating selected cities for cycling; none other than Dr Ian Walker, well known in cycling for his studies into cyclists' behaviours with the University of Bath and for his ultra cycling heroics. You can read about his North Cape 4000 victory here, which was presumably a nicer ride than trying to negotiate the roads around Bristol Temple Meads at rush hour. 

17/05/2019, 12:08

Flagged...

17/05/2019, 11:33

Greg Henderson's extraordinary bump

Hope you're not squeamish? Former pro Greg Henderson has shared a picture of what he jokingly refers to as his body having "evolved a new quad muscle." 

The lump follows an operation and some on his Instagram page are suggesting it's a herniated blood vessel. Any doctors reading this care to offer some insight?

17/05/2019, 10:09

Probably another day for the breakaway in the Giro

Nothing too dramatic, but it's a hilly finish and uphill to the line.

17/05/2019, 08:58

Edinburgh Trams.jpg

Cyclist sues Edinburgh Trams and city council after tram track fall

More cases could follow if she wins.

Full story here.

17/05/2019, 08:55

Velo Birmingham route 2019

More than £20,000 raised in memory a cyclist who died during Velo Birmingham

Last weekend, a participant in the Vélo Birmingham & Midlands closed road sportive died after crashing on Coleshill Road, Atherstone.

Warwickshire Police said that the cyclist, a man in his 50s, came off his bike at around the 23-mile mark during a steep downhill section with tight bends. He was taken to hospital for treatment but unfortunately passed away.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 84 of 12 May.

The Express and Star reports that a JustGiving page has since been set up in the man's memory and at the time of writing it had received more than £20,000 in donations. The money will go to Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.

17/05/2019, 08:51

Body weight v calorific cost of movement

Alex has written for more cricket publications than the rest of the road.cc team combined. Despite the apparent evidence of this picture, he doesn't especially like cake.