These were two guys from my club. Had just finished a race and were riding back along quiet country lanes to race HQ having a chat. I'd ridden through the area about an hour before on a club run, you really couldn't ask for a more idyllic, quiet set of lanes for a pleasant Sunday ride.
Everyone is rather shocked by the news and in time I'm sure more information will come out about the police, the facts etc. At the moment everyone is rightly more worried about the guys.
I hear the van driver had his daughter in the cab at the time. Maybe he didn't return to 'gloat', but realised what he'd done and felt remorse but tried to bluster and defend what he'd done. It's a terrible shame for everyone involved including him and his daughter as this moment of rage will impact on all of them.
This has got to stop. If this can happen here then no-where is safe. Drivers need to be educated in how to overtake cyclists and when they need to hold back, but most of all drivers (and that includes most of us) need to just chill the hell out when behind the wheel, drive slower and generally be less aggressive. I'm sick of seeing people enraged by the slightest little hold up.