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Witness: Teen Driver Tried to 'Smoke' Cyclists, Hit 6

Male accused of 'rolling coal' has not been charged

(Newser) - Authorities in Texas say a teenager intending to blow exhaust from his diesel pickup truck into the path of cyclists instead slammed into them. Four of six injured cyclists were rushed to hospitals following the Saturday morning incident in Waller County outside Houston, per KTRK . Chase Ferrell tells KRIV that...

'I Wish She Had Said Something': Ex-Olympic Cyclist Dead at 24

Earlier on the day of her death, Olivia Podmore posted a since-deleted Instagram post

(Newser) - On Monday, former Olympic cyclist Olivia Podmore posted a since-deleted Instagram post that talked about the pressures faced by top athletes. By Monday evening, the 24-year-old from New Zealand was dead. A police rep told Reuters that police were called to "a sudden death" at a property in Waikato...

'It's Just the Worst Thing I Could Ever See'

5 dead, 4 injured after truck hits Nevada cyclists

(Newser) - Almost 20 cyclists were traveling through Nevada's open desert on Thursday when they were involved in the deadliest vehicle-cyclist crash in the state in at least 16 years. Around 9:40am a box truck plowed into the group along Highway 95 north of Searchlight, where the speed limit is...

Cops on Trail Attack: 'We Have the Bike. We Have the Clothes'

Anthony Brennan III arrested, accused of assaulting 3 activist teens in Maryland

(Newser) - Police think they have their guy. A 60-year-old man turned himself in to Maryland police and was arrested Friday after allegedly attacking a trio of teens who were putting up anti-police-brutality fliers on a Montgomery County trail. The viral video of the Thursday confrontation on the Capital Crescent Trail showed...

They Were Putting Up George Floyd Flyers. Then Came a Cyclist

Police looking for man seen in video appearing to assault activists on Maryland trail

(Newser) - Maryland police are asking for the public's help regarding a cyclist seen on video appearing to assault a group of people who were posting flyers ( WJLA has a pic) that read "Killer Cops Will Not Go Free." Per ABC News , the Tuesday confrontation happened on Montgomery...

Days Before Suicide: 'If I Am Not an Athlete, I Am Nothing'
Days Before 
Suicide: 'If I Am 
Not an Athlete, 
I Am Nothing'
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Days Before Suicide: 'If I Am Not an Athlete, I Am Nothing'

Kelly Catlin was 'obsessed with success': 'NYT'

(Newser) - A Stanford graduate student with an Olympic silver medal under her belt, Kelly Catlin was bound for "something great." Or so her mother thought. Poised for a shot at gold with the US women's cycling team at the 2020 Olympics, Catlin felt differently. In a January email—...

Hunter Shoots Cyclist Dead
Hunter Shoots Cyclist Dead

Hunter Shoots Cyclist Dead

Marc Sutton had just opened a restaurant in French town of Le Gets

(Newser) - A prosecutor says a hunter shot and killed a 34-year-old bicyclist in the French Alps in what appears to be an accident, the AP reports. Thonon-Les-Bains prosecutor Philippe Toccanier says the 22-year-old hunter was hospitalized for shock after the Saturday evening shooting and couldn't be taken into custody while...

They Were 29 and Biking the World. Then Came the Attack

Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan were both killed at 29

(Newser) - Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan shook the dust of Washington, DC, off their feet—and the jobs that had kept them there—a year ago in order to bike around the world. The 29-year-olds' journey met a tragic end in Tajikistan on Sunday, with the Islamic State claiming credit for...

Cops: Driver Intentionally Hit, Killed Dad Biking With 2 Sons

Parents say Mikese Morse was having a psychotic break

(Newser) - The parents of a Florida motorist accused of intentionally running over and killing a cyclist out for a ride with his two young sons said Monday that their son is a talented track and field athlete who struggles with profound mental illness. Michael and Khadeeja Morse told the AP they...

Mexico Changes Story on 2 Cyclists Found in Ravine

Prosecutor investigates deaths of Krzysztof Chmielewski and Holger Hagenbusch

(Newser) - Two European cyclists found dead in Mexico may not have died by accident after all, the BBC reports. Turns out that Krzysztof Chmielewski, from Poland, and Holger Hagenbusch, from Germany—who were found in southern Mexico in late April and early May—probably didn't just fall from a narrow...

23-Year-Old Elite Cyclist Crashes, Dies of Cardiac Arrest

Belgian Michael Goolaerts crashed just before the mid-way point of the Paris-Roubaix race

(Newser) - By NPR's count, Sunday brought the fifth death of an elite cyclist, the oldest of whom was just 25, since 2016. Belgian Michael Goolaerts crashed just before the midway point of the Paris-Roubaix race and died Sunday night of cardiac arrest, said his team, Veranda's Willems-Crelan. He was...

Quick-Thinking Friend Saves Bicyclist From Bear Mauling

'This dude saved my life,' Alaska's James Fredrick says of Alex Ippoliti

(Newser) - A charging brown bear proved no match for two friends on a bike ride near Eagle River, Alaska, who fought off the ursine attack with a canister of bear spray. Alaska Dispatch News reports on James Fredrick and Alexander Ippoliti's ordeal, which began as they were pedaling on military...

'Impatient' Driver Hits Tour de France Champ

Chris Froome uninjured in Tuesday crash

(Newser) - Chris Froome will be aiming for his fourth Tour de France victory—and his third in a row —when the famous race kicks off in July. But he was almost pushed to the sidelines. The British cyclist, currently one of the best in the world, says a motorist deliberately...

Italian Prince Dies in Horrific Cycling Accident

He was pinned beneath a truck in London

(Newser) - An Italian prince has died in a tragic accident on the streets of London. Filippo Corsini, 21 and "the heir to one of Florence's oldest and most illustrious families," per the Guardian , was cycling in the city around 12:30pm Monday when he was hit by a...

Armstrong to 'Finish the Ride' for Fallen Cyclists

Lance will head to Kalamazoo for 28.5-mile salute to 5 killed by pickup truck

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong plans to be in Kalamazoo for a "Finishing the Ride" event in honor of the five cyclists killed when they were hit by a pickup truck , reports the AP . Armstrong told the Detroit Free Press that the collision on June 7 in Kalamazoo County's Cooper Township,...

Sports Bra's Underwire Saves Woman From Harm

Cyclists meandered into middle of a wild boar hunt

(Newser) - When a 41-year-old woman and her husband were cycling while on vacation outside of Hamburg, Germany, they accidentally wandered into the middle of a wild boar hunt. They heard rifle fire and the woman felt a flash of pain in her chest. A stray bullet had hit her—but was...

Stockbroker Loses Job Over Hit-and-Run 'Joke'

'It was a joke gone bad,' says Brit Rayhan Qadar

(Newser) - Humor is all about knowing your audience, and 21-year-old Brit Rayhan Qadar apparently didn't really know his. The stockbroker made an ill-advised "joke" on Twitter Monday morning and lost his job over it. The offending tweet (his account is now private, CNET notes): "Think I just hit...

Police: 2 Men Hit Cyclist, Try to Dump Body

Texas officers say cyclist may have flown into pickup on impact

(Newser) - Texas police have arrested two men accused of trying to dump a cyclist's body after running him over on a highway Thursday morning, Raw Story reports. According to police, 38-year-old Eduardo Arguelles was cycling with a friend on US Highway 281 in Edinburg at around 4:30am when a...

Train Pulls Into Station With Body Pinned to It

French train officials say train hit cyclist at village crossing

(Newser) - French train passengers were in shock today when a train rolled into a station with a bicyclist's dead body pinned to the driver's carriage, AFP reports. The high-speed train apparently hit the 48-year-old cyclist at a village crossing and carried it 25 miles to Mulhouse station. Police found...

Naked Bikers Hit Mexico City

World Naked Bike Ride underscores cyclists' rights, health and environment benefits

(Newser) - Mexico City's infamous smog-inducing traffic ground to a brief halt yesterday as throngs of naked bicyclists took to its streets in an attention-grabbing bid to protest the Mexican capital's car culture and promote their own rights, reports the BBC . Dubbed the World Naked Bike Ride, an estimated 300...

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