NewsWire: Schleck gets his yellow; professional cyclists killed in South Korea

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  • Published May. 2, 2012
  • Updated May. 2, 2012 at 11:46 AM EDT
Andy Schleck wil be officially presented with the overall winner's yellow jersey from the 2010 Tour, after Contador lost the title for doping. Photo: Graham Watson |

In our daily NewsWire, we bring you a collection of the intriguing stories from newspapers, journals and elsewhere around the world of competitive cycling. Pour your coffee, mute your phone and read on.

Three professional cyclists killed in South Korea — The Korea Herald

Three professional cyclists were killed on Tuesday when a 25-ton cargo truck smashed into their training ride, according to The Korea Herald. Four others were seriously injured. None of the riders have been named by police.

The accident took place 334 kilometers south of Seoul around 9:50 a.m. Police say the speeding truck drove through the cyclist’s follow car, a minivan with their coach inside, and into the group from behind. The coach sustained a minor injury.

The cyclists were associated with the city government of Sangju. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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Andy Schleck to receive Tour yellow on May 29 — Het Nieuwsblad

Andy Schleck will receive a yellow jersey as the new winner of the 2010 Tour de France on May 29th in his home town of Mondorf, just before the Tour of Luxembourg. Schleck finished second behind Alberto Contador in 2010, but the Spaniard’s positive doping test has stripped him of his title, making the Luxembourger the official winner.

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