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When tweets go wrong: Halfords’ “fuel-efficient” question backfires; 2024 Tour de France to end in Nice?; “Not all car drivers are bad”; Cycling UK tells employers to encourage riding to work; Julio Jiménez dies in car crash + more on the live blog

The middle of the week, TT day at the Dauphiné… Ugh. But don’t worry as Ryan Mallon is here, channelling his inner Filippo Ganna, to keep you up to date on Wednesday’s live blog…
08 June 2022, 16:28
Tour de France poll result – Vive la Paris!
Tour de France finish poll

Ah, you bunch of traditionalists…

With the 2024 Tour de France rumoured to be finishing in Nice to avoid clashing with the Olympics, over half of those who voted in our poll this morning (quite surprisingly) believe that the final celebratory stage into Paris should remain untouched.

Perhaps you all agree with cycling writer Ed Pickering, that a bike race – and particularly one as important and historic as the Tour – is really only ten to twenty percent about the actual racing (and isn’t that why we love it so much?).

In the comments, however, our readers were rather divided about the future of the Tour’s final stage (what’s new?):

With Paris transforming itself from car park to cycling city, I'd say the final stage on the Champs-Élysées is more relevant than ever before!

I'm in two minds about the TdF finish. I saw it on the big screen at Canary Wharf a few years ago and it looked fabulous: dusk, the City of Light, the aerial display... glorious. But why not mix it up a bit?

Keep the Tour finish in Paris but change the parcours, half a dozen laps up the steep cobbled climbs in Montmartre then down to the Bois de Vincennes and back along the cobbled quais by the river, left up to the Pantheon, back down across the front of Notre Dame and then left to finish on the Champs. Logistical nightmare but it would make for some damned good racing.

mdavidford, on the other hand, went all 1903 on us and argued that the race should finish “where it started – make it a proper tour and get rid of all these transfers”.

Alright, Henri Desgrange, next you’ll be calling for 400-kilometre stages, banning derailleurs, and making the riders fix their own punctures…

08 June 2022, 09:05
Jumbo-Visma at 2020 Tour de France presentation picture credit-A.S.O. Pauline Ballet
2024 Tour de France to end in Nice? Reports suggest race’s traditional Paris finale will be moved to avoid clashing with Olympics

There may be exciting news on the way for those cycling fans who spend the third week of every July grumbling about the Tour de France’s processional final stage into Paris.

“Why don’t they have a proper race? None of this champagne toasting nonsense…”

Well grumble no more, as according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Tour’s 2024 edition will end around 1,000km south of Paris, in Nice.

The Gazzetta says that this ground-breaking final stage – which, if true, would mark the first time ever that the Grande Boucle has not concluded in France’s capital city – will take place on the Côte d'Azur to avoid clashing with the build-up to the Olympic Games in Paris, which begin on 26 July, just five days after the Tour is set to end.

If Nice does make history by hosting the Tour’s finale in two years’ time, it will go a long way to making up for the city’s subdued 2020 Grand Départ, shunted to late August and held under tight Covid restrictions.

The sports paper also claims that the 2024 Tour will mark another historic first – a Grand Départ in Italy, paying homage to the country’s greatest cycling names, Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi, Marco Pantani and Ottavio Bottecchia, the first Italian winner of the Tour in 1924.

The race will reportedly kick off in Florence before three full stages in Italy (including a potentially tricky trek through the Apennines), finally crossing over the border on the fourth day after starting in Pinerolo, the scene of Coppi’s era-defining escape at the 1949 Giro.

All eyes this morning, however, seem to be on the tantalising prospect of a thrilling finale over the Col d'Èze, more akin to what we’re used to seeing in early March at Paris-Nice than during the annual parade up and down the Champs-Élysées…

What do you think?

Could the reported 2024 finale in Nice spell the end of Paris’ 110 year hegemony at the Tour?

Could we also see the end of the now-traditional end-of-term procession on the Tour's final stage? (I know what Bernard Hinault would say...)

Should ASO follow the lead of the Giro and Vuelta and spread the race-ending love around France?

Or is the yearly bunch gallop on the Champs-Élysées (and its lack of GC intrigue) an untouchable tradition?

Let us know!

08 June 2022, 15:34
Councillor brands segregated cycle lane “biggest waste of money I’ve seen”

Ah local councillors, they’re the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to cycling infrastructure related fury.

This time, an independent politician in Sutton-in-Ashfield has colourfully described a new segregated cycle lane as “the biggest waste of money I've seen in all my time”.

Presumably he remembers Fernando Torres’ spell at Chelsea, so I highly doubt that’s true…

“I was very clear with the County Council that they should fix the broken roads and pavements in Leamington and Sutton first,” Ashfield District Council leader Jason Zadrozny told Nottinghamshire Live. “Residents are going nuts. I don’t blame them.”

“This is has actually made it worse for cyclists. Nobody asked for this work to be done.

“Ask any cyclist the biggest obstacle they have face – they’ll tell you it’s the potholes.

“It doesn’t matter whether this has been paid for by your council tax or general taxation. It’s an insult to residents.”

Hold on, back it up a minute. Is Jason right? Are potholes the biggest barrier to cycling safely on the roads? I can’t think of anything else off the top of my head, so maybe he’s right…

Councillor Neil Clarke, cabinet member for transport and environment, has defended the new two-way segregated bike lane, which was supported by the Active Travel Fund.

“High Pavement is a key cycle route in Sutton in Ashfield as it connects existing routes together to link them to the town centre,” Clarke said.

“The road carried around 10,500 vehicles a day and can be intimidating for cyclists.

“We carried out surveys in 2021 and found that many cyclists were cycling on the pavement, which is illegal, and so the new cycle lane on High Pavement gives cyclists a safe route into and out of Sutton-in-Ashfield.

“This new route has been created thanks to funding from the Government. This funding cannot be used for roads maintenance and is ringfenced for schemes like the one on High Pavement.”

08 June 2022, 14:57
Top Ganna pips Van Aert to Dauphiné time trial

The finish of today’s 31.9 kilometre time trial at the Critérium du Dauphiné was an eerily familiar one for Wout van Aert.

With David Gaudu just ahead of him, Jumbo-Visma’s Belgian star was once again relegated to second place right at the death.

This time, however, it wasn’t Gaudu who was responsible for Van Aert’s defeat (in fact, the French climber was almost caught by his two-minute man at the line), but world TT champion Filippo Ganna, who pipped the Belgian by two seconds.

That the monstrous Ganna – contractually obliged to win in his first TT outing since the Top Gun sequel was released – only managed to win by such a narrow margin after spending the last three stages envisioning his descent from the start ramp, underlines the outrageous all-round ability of Van Aert, who is yet to place outside the top six during this year’s Dauphiné (and that sixth, if we’re honest, was a bit of a blip).

Of his 18 race days so far this year, Van Aert has only finished off the podium five times. Five times.

Unsurprisingly then, he extends his lead in yellow, followed on GC by Mattia Cattaneo, teammates Primož Roglič and Jonas Vingegaard, and Ineos rider Ethan Hayter, who’s underlining his reputation as something of a mini-Van Aert after an impressive third place today, 17 seconds down on teammate Ganna.

With the next two stages suiting both riders, I suspect we’ll be seeing more of this emerging duel between the sorcerer and his apprentice…

08 June 2022, 16:51
What Twitter was made for...
08 June 2022, 13:58
“Not all car drivers are bad”: Motorists come to aid of road.cc reader after crash

Here at road.cc we often get stick – some warranted, some not – from people who say that we’re too one-sided and all about bashing drivers.

That’s not our intention. Many of our stories, such as those featured in the Near Miss of the Day series, are simply written to highlight bad driving practices, especially those which endanger other road users.

Not all motorists are terrible of course (some are even great), as this story sent to us by road.cc reader Nigel proves.

Nigel told us that he had been riding home from work in Billingham when he suffered a nasty crash which broke his femur.

It was during this traumatic incident that he “discovered not all car drivers are bad” and that most people – even when behind the wheel of a car – are decent human beings after all.

Nigel said: “The lady behind me in her car stopped to check I was okay, then rang an ambulance and waited with me for the two hours it took the ambulance to arrive.

“Two other drivers helped me get to the pavement. They also took my bike home and got my wife from work.

“Another driver stopped and gave me an emergency blanket. Also, a lovely lady from a house nearby brought a seat out for my wife and gave everyone hot drinks. One of her neighbours rang his girlfriend as she is a paramedic.

“I honestly can't fault the drivers and passers-by who stopped to help.”

More of this please… though maybe not the leg-break aspect of it all, that sounds rough. Get well soon Nigel!

08 June 2022, 13:29
Wiebes doubles up at Women’s Tour

Another day, another win for Lorena Wiebes.

Today’s typically dominant sprint victory – Wiebes’ ninth of an astonishing season – was arguably even more impressive than her win on stage two, however, coming as it did after a tough, grippy day in the rain to Gloucester.

Despite Kasia Niewiadoma’s probing moves on the climb to Speech House, which managed to drag a small group clear containing Elisa Longo Borghini, Wiebes was able to regain contact on the flat run-in to the line.

In the final two kilometres her DSM teammate, British champion Pfeiffer Georgi, delivered a superb show of strength on the front of the peloton, delivering the Dutch rider perfectly into place to unleash her devastating sprint.

And when Wiebes goes, there’s not much anyone else can do these days…

08 June 2022, 12:53
Benelux Tour cancelled for 2022 due to overcrowded calendar

The Benelux Tour has been cancelled for 2022, with race organisers blaming the “overcrowded cycling calendar” for the race’s hopefully temporary demise.

Founded in 2005 and – like football’s League Cup – formerly named after its lead sponsors Eneco an BinckBank, the once-derided stage race has developed into an entertaining summer blast over spring classics terrain, and boasts an impressive winners’ list which includes Niki Terpstra, Tom Dumoulin, Mathieu van der Poel and Sonny Colbrelli.

However, with this year’s race set to clash with Vuelta a España, the tour’s organisers have cited logistical and safety difficulties, such as clashes with other races’ finishing times and a lack of police assistance on certain stages, as part of the decision to cancel the 2022 event.

Officials say they have already started working to find an appropriate date for 2023.

A statement from the Benelux Tour reads: “For the organisation, relocating the event is the only solution to avoid the problems caused by the overcrowded cycling calendar, especially in the logistics and media field.

“The pressure on that international cycling calendar causes several conflicts for which, despite frantic efforts, there is no other solution than this postponement.

“The times of broadcast of the other races at the same time would have forced the organization to plan arrival times which would become uninteresting for the supporters and guests on-site, as well as for the television viewers. It would also result in impossible departure times and travel for the teams.”

But it’s not all bad news (at least for British cycling fans, anyway) – as Dan Martin pointed out today, the Tour of Britain’s status as the ideal world champs preparation race has been strengthened yet again…

08 June 2022, 11:41
Cycling UK says employers must do more to encourage active travel to work

Cycling UK is marking Bike Week by telling employers that they must do more to encourage active travel.

According to research published this week by YouGov on behalf of the cycling charity, 43 percent of young people (that’s anyone aged between 18 and 24, unfortunately for me) are considering changing their method of travel due to expected increases in transport costs.

And Cycling UK thinks that removing barriers which currently prevent people cycling to work will benefit both employers and their staff.

Of those 18 to 24 year olds surveyed who don’t currently ride to work, 37 percent said that they would be more likely to do so if their workplace offered improved facilities, such as bike storage and lockers.

36 percent said they’d be more likely to cycle to work if their employer offered financial help to purchase a bike, while 29 percent would be persuaded by a cycle to work scheme.

“People should be considering cycling as a cost-effective way to commute shorter journeys,” says Cycling UK’s chief executive Sarah Mitchell.

“The upfront investment, even with e-cycles, soon pays for itself when you consider how much you are saving at the petrol pump.

“However, there are still lingering perceived barriers to cycling, and employers can play a key role in making it a realistic and practical option for their staff.

“It’s a win-win solution; companies can attract the best young talent while enjoying better staff retention and productivity. At the same time, it eases the financial burden on workers, who no longer need to pay to go to the gym yet will feel happier and healthier.”

08 June 2022, 10:57
Spanish great Julio Jiménez dies in car crash

Julio Jiménez, one of the great climbers of the 1960s, died this morning after the vehicle he was in crashed into a wall. He was 87.

Known as the ‘The Watchmaker of Avila’, Jiménez – who along with Federico Bahamontes defined an era of world-class Spanish climbers – won the mountains classification at the Tour de France and Vuelta a España three times each, as well as five Tour stages.

One of his stage wins in France, on the Puy de Dôme in 1964, was the scene of Jacques Anquetil and Raymond Poulidor’s legendary shoulder-to-shoulder battle further down the climb’s savage slopes.

Jiménez, who rode for the likes of Bic and KAS during his decade-long career, was also a consistent winner at the Giro d’Italia and his home Vuelta, and in 1967 he finished second overall at the Tour de France behind Frenchman Roger Pingeon.

During that year’s ill-fated Tour, Jiménez led a small group containing Poulidor and Britain’s Tom Simpson onto the wooded lower slopes of Mont Ventoux, where Simpson would tragically collapse and die near the mountain’s barren summit.

Carlos Garcia, the President of the Provincial Council of Avila, said in a statement: “His record speaks for itself to classify him as one of the greats of cycling in a few years in which cycling was forged as a heroic and exciting sport.

“The memory of Julio Jimenez, training and competing in the mountain passes of the province of Avila will be perpetual and will be an example for current and future generations of cyclists that this land has always given.”

08 June 2022, 10:46
Pro cycling graffiti

I wonder if RCS will be taking any notes for next year’s Giro train…

08 June 2022, 10:05
POLL – Should the Tour de France move its final stage from Paris?

SuperSurvey

08 June 2022, 07:58
When tweets go wrong: Halfords’ “what’s more fuel-efficient” question backfires dramatically

As avid readers of the live blog (I’m sure they exist somewhere) will know, Cycling Twitter can be a pretty unforgiving place for the unsuspecting social media admin.

One slip of the finger or dodgy victim-blaming road safety campaign, and you’ll be hearing about in the comments and QTs for a few weeks at least.

But surely Halfords – a retailer involved in the cycling industry for over a century – would know better than to poke the online bear with an ill-judged tweet about cars… during Bike Week as well?

Apparently not…

The replies – and there were a lot of them – were predictably and brilliantly to the point:

But, of course, there’s always one (or two):

 Ah, the joys and perils of social media…

Ryan joined road.cc in December 2021 and since then has kept the site’s readers and listeners informed and enthralled (well at least occasionally) on news, the live blog, and the road.cc Podcast. After boarding a wrong bus at the world championships and ruining a good pair of jeans at the cyclocross, he now serves as road.cc’s senior news writer. Before his foray into cycling journalism, he wallowed in the equally pitiless world of academia, where he wrote a book about Victorian politics and droned on about cycling and bikes to classes of bored students (while taking every chance he could get to talk about cycling in print or on the radio). He can be found riding his bike very slowly around the narrow, scenic country lanes of Co. Down.

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Adam Sutton | 1 year ago
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Halfords are a "motoring" and cycling retailer, I hardly think the sanctimonious tweets are necessary or justified, but they're unsurprising seeing those responding seem to have a habit of that kind of thing.

In the real world not everyone can afford to spend a lot on a bike and Halfords have always done well at catering for many budgets. My own first bike as a kid was a Halfords cheapo Apollo, and commuting today I reckon a good 25-30% of bikes I see locked up at the station are Halfords Apollo/Carrera. They're Carrera ebikes too while not all singing and dancing seem to get good reviews and are decent value. I can't help feel there's a subset of people identify as cyclists that are out of touch with reality.

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chrisonabike replied to Adam Sutton | 1 year ago
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I'm not clear what your point "but Halfords have cheap bikes" has got to do with the article or comments.  That was Halfords making some point about car air con not being a biggie and then people having fun pointing out that Halfords also sell bikes which come with air con built in?

There's no doubt a subset of people who identify as cyclists are out of touch with someone's reality.  The fact that they cycle in the UK when most other people don't shows that.

Or is this "I think you're all middle-class tossers"?  "Us normal people can barely afford a bike after paying for the two cars which we need because we can't afford to live near work, the posh school the trendy coffee shops so lay off it"?

P.S. Halfords is pretty good for parts and basic fixes (your mechanics may vary).  I can't speak about their bikes as I tend to get them second hand.

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Adam Sutton replied to chrisonabike | 1 year ago
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Actually look at the the tweets, it was more than having fun. It was a bunch of twaddle about where Halfords allegiance lies, in their self righteous minds with motorists.

Arguably halfords do a fair bit for cycling, they have a huge section on cycling and like you say similarly I've bought a fair bit over time in parts. The discount with British Cycling often makes them cheapest and click and collect means your not beholden to Hermes... sorry evri that online retailers seem to insist on using.

This isn't about class at all, I just have an aversion to twattish sanctimonious behaviour. Time and again this ilk seem detached from the reality of getting about, from A to B outside of London.

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Car Delenda Est | 1 year ago
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The biggest obstacle for cyclists are motor vehicles, the second biggest are the potholes caused by motor vehicles. Fortunately a segregated cycle lane fixes both permanently. Have fun causing your own problems motorists!

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brooksby replied to Car Delenda Est | 1 year ago
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Actually, Bristol City Council turned their covid/temporary lanes into permanent ones with bolted-down wands, but still didn't bother repairing the terribler road surfaces over which they run.

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eburtthebike | 1 year ago
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Nigel proves's story demonstrates that most drivers are human beings, and as long as you're lying on the floor in agony, they'll treat cyclists like one too.  Mystified as to why they didn't capitalise his last name though.

Seriously, maybe one way of getting drivers to treat us like that all the time is to have an advertising campaign focussing on injured cyclists with bones poking through the lycra?

 

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mdavidford replied to eburtthebike | 1 year ago
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eburtthebike wrote:

Mystified as to why they didn't capitalise his last name though.

Have a like for that.

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eburtthebike replied to mdavidford | 1 year ago
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Thanks.  I like testing the theory that some people will respond to the most obtuse comments.yes

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hawkinspeter replied to eburtthebike | 1 year ago
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eburtthebike wrote:

Thanks.  I like testing the theory that some people will respond to the most obtuse comments.yes

That's Sanger's Law: "the best way to get the right answer on the internet is not to ask a question; it's to post the wrong answer."

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Kapelmuur | 1 year ago
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It may be deduced from my user name that I am disappointed by the loss of the 2022 finale of the Benelux Tour in Geraardsbergen

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brooksby | 1 year ago
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I hope the "encountering a nice motorist" was a different Nigel, and wasn't Our Nige...  Not that I'd wish a broken femur even on Our Nige.

Good to hear They're not all bad  3

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Rendel Harris replied to brooksby | 1 year ago
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Nah, our Nige was an Essex boy as I recall whilst Billingham's up in County Durham.

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AlsoSomniloquism replied to Rendel Harris | 1 year ago
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Although he was originally from oop north way, thought it was more Lancashire though. 

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AlsoSomniloquism replied to brooksby | 1 year ago
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Although it sound "nice" the section where Nigel mentions "“Two other drivers helped me get to the pavement." Erm, nope, stay where you are mate until medical staff can determine no spinal or neck injuries. Sounds like "lets get you out the road so traffic can flow again" even if Nigel was thinking he was ok and agreed to it. 

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IanMSpencer replied to AlsoSomniloquism | 1 year ago
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When I broke my hip an off duty fireman wanted to move me to the side of the road. I pointed out that I had a broken leg and I'd rather stay put, and traffic (1 car every 5 minutes) could get round me so if rather stay put.

The fireman decided that what I think was a coherent and logical position proved I must have concussion for disagreeing with him.

It was pretty painful being lifted onto the stretcher so I'm glad I stuck to my guns, especially as not aggravating the fracture saved me an op.

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Rendel Harris | 1 year ago
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Keep the Tour finish in Paris but change the parcours, half a dozen laps up the steep cobbled climbs in Montmartre then down to the Bois de Vincennes and back along the cobbled quais by the river, left up to the Pantheon, back down across the front of Notre Dame and then left to finish on the Champs. Logistical nightmare but it would make for some damned good racing.

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Cycloid replied to Rendel Harris | 1 year ago
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Sounds Brilliant, a real spectacle - But the last day is always a procession with no early racing.
Still like the idea though

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brooksby | 1 year ago
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Headlines demonstrating agency of motor cars:

The Sun:

MOWED DOWN - Berlin crash: One dead & at least 12 people injured after car ‘mounts pavement and zig-zags into shoppers for 200m’

Metro:

One dead and dozens injured after car crashes through people on Berlin pavement

and The Grauniad:

One person killed after car driven into crowd in Berlin

 

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hawkinspeter replied to brooksby | 1 year ago
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brooksby wrote:

Headlines demonstrating agency of motor cars:

The Sun:

MOWED DOWN - Berlin crash: One dead & at least 12 people injured after car ‘mounts pavement and zig-zags into shoppers for 200m’

Metro:

One dead and dozens injured after car crashes through people on Berlin pavement

and The Grauniad:

One person killed after car driven into crowd in Berlin

BBC: Berlin: One dead and others hurt as car drives into pedestrians

Independent: Berlin crash – latest: One dead, 30 injured as car hits crowd on Kurfuerstendamm

Telegraph: Berlin car crash: One dead and at least eight injured after vehicle drives into crowd

It also bugs me that they're debating whether it "was intentional or an accident" when all they have to debate is whether it was intentional.

Meanwhile, the Scotsman gets it right: Berlin car crash: At least one dead and eight injured after vehicle driven into crowd in Charlottenburg

Their article, however has this: At least one person was killed and eight others injured after a vehicle drove into pedestrians in Berlin, rescue services said.

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Awavey replied to hawkinspeter | 1 year ago
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I'm prepared to give them leeway on this one, as they are stuck betwixt rock & hard place and are deliberately not describing the driver here, even though the police have released some details, until the full nature of the incident is confirmed by the authorities, which are just the modern times we live in now.

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hawkinspeter replied to Awavey | 1 year ago
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Awavey wrote:

I'm prepared to give them leeway on this one, as they are stuck betwixt rock & hard place and are deliberately not describing the driver here, even though the police have released some details, until the full nature of the incident is confirmed by the authorities, which are just the modern times we live in now.

They don't have to reference the driver, just state that the "vehicle was driven". They are actually following the much older guidelines that the motoring industry persuaded journalists to use (approx 1930s IIRC) which was explicitly to reduce the sense of agency in motor crashes (or motor accidents as they preferred).

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Awavey replied to hawkinspeter | 1 year ago
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As I say I'm prepared to give them leeway on this particular case, as its deliberate obfuscation to try not to give any sense of agency to the action, until the appropriate investigations have concluded.

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IanMSpencer replied to brooksby | 1 year ago
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The Grauniad at least gave agency to something other than the car.

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brooksby replied to IanMSpencer | 1 year ago
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Sorry - that had been my point! <slaps wrist>

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andystow replied to brooksby | 1 year ago
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Whoever News 12 Westchester are, they got the message.

https://westchester.news12.com/1-dead-over-a-dozen-injured-after-driver-...

 A man drove a car into pedestrians in a popular Berlin shopping district on Wednesday, killing at at least one person and injuring at least eight others, rescue services said.
The man drove into people on a street corner at around 10:30 a.m. before getting the car back on the road and then crashing into a shop window around a block further on, police spokesman Thilo Cablitz said.

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ktache replied to andystow | 1 year ago
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Channel 4 news made it very much driver oriented, also teacher killed, her students injured.

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brooksby replied to ktache | 1 year ago
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ktache wrote:

Channel 4 news made it very much driver oriented, also teacher killed, her students injured.

Their online headline still isn't quite right...

Berlin: One dead and others hurt as car drives into crowd

although the article is better

https://www.channel4.com/news/berlin-one-dead-and-others-hurt-as-car-dri...

Quote:

A woman has been killed and at least 14 school children have been injured after a man drove a car into them in a popular Berlin shopping street.

German officials said the woman who died was a teacher who had been on a school trip with the students when a 29-year-old man ploughed his car into them.

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peted76 | 1 year ago
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"Should the Tour de France move its final stage from Paris?"

With Paris transforming itself from car park to cycling city, I'd say the final stage on the champs elysees is more relevant than ever before!

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captain_slog | 1 year ago
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I'm in two minds about the TdF finish. I saw it on the big screen at Canary Wharf a few years ago and it looked fabulous: dusk, the City of Light, the aerial display ... glorious. But why not mix it up a bit?

A road.cc poll should settle this. How about it?

Where should the Tour finish?

a Paris

b Nice

c Le fin de ma rue

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mdavidford replied to captain_slog | 1 year ago
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captain_slog wrote:

I'm in two minds about the TdF finish. I saw it on the big screen at Canary Wharf a few years ago and it looked fabulous: dusk, the City of Light, the aerial display ... glorious. But why not mix it up a bit?

A road.cc poll should settle this. How about it?

Where should the Tour finish?

a Paris

b Nice

c Le fin de ma rue

d) Where it started - make it a proper tour and get rid of all these transfers.

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