The first Chinese rider to enter the Giro d'Italia, Ji Cheng, has withdrawn ahead of the sixth stage because of a fever.
Team physician Edwin Achterberg told the Associated Press that Ji felt very weak and couldn't eat breakfast. "We don't want to take any risks. Health comes first."
On the fifth stage, the 25-year-old Argos Shimano rider helped propel teammate John Degenkolb to victory. Ji was the first Chinese rider to finish the Spanish Vuelta, placing 175th last year.
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Two fishermen from the island of Kiribati were three days from dying of extreme dehydration when a passing fishing vessel rescued them after four weeks on the Pacific Ocean.
Elirito Tataua, 40, and Teikauea Tegiaa, 20, lived on raw fish and rainwater after their small boat’s engine broke down and strong winds pushed them almost 435 miles from Kiribati’s Gilbert Islands. When their supply of fresh water ran out during a dry spell, they were forced to drink seawater.
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Washington is the best state for bikers, while North Dakota is the least cycle-friendly, according to the League of American Bicyclists' annual ranking. The League ranked all 50 states in five categories: legislation and enforcement; policies and programs; infrastructure and funding; education and encouragement; and evaluation and planning.
Colorado also put in a notable showing this year, jumping from fourth to second place. "An important part of making Colorado the healthiest state is encou... Read More
A male climber, missing since Friday, was found dead Monday in the Santa Rita Mountains hanging from his climbing ropes and covered in bee stings. According to the Arizona Daily Star, Sheriff’s deputies went to search the site after Steven Johnson, 55, failed to show up for work. Johnson’s dog was also found dead and covered with bee stings at the top of the cliff from which Johnson had rapelled.
The cause of death is still uncertain, but an autopsy will be conducted by the Pima C... Read More
The body of Kenneth Stensby, a 73-year-old hiker missing since Sunday, has been found at the base of a popular waterfall in Yosemite National Park. Stensby’s body was spotted by searchers at the base of Vernal Fall late Monday and was recovered midday on Tuesday.
Searchers began scouring Yosemite’s Mist Trail after Stensby failed to return from his hike on Sunday as scheduled. He had been staying in the park for several days and had left a note with the Ahwahnee Hotel telling them... Read More