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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Marcel Kittel returns to form with Tour of Poland stage 1 win; Barbara Guarischi wins Sparkassen Giro World Cup by a bike throw; Jempy Drucker wins Prudential RideLondon & Surrey Classic; Adam Yates wins Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian; BMC exploring legal action after Van Avermaet […]


Brian Cookson: Rules about minimum wage for the women’s peloton could come soon

He’s previously said that he doesn’t believe that women’s cycling is in an economic position to have firm regulations about the payment of a minimum wage but with the sport developing, UCI President Brian Cookson has said that the time for that is growing closer. “I think we are making great steps now,” Cookson told […]


Barbara Guarischi wins Sparkassen Giro by a bike throw

Less than 24 hours after winning the Prudential RideLondon, Barbara Guarischi (Velocio-SRAM) took her first World Cup win at Sparkassen Giro. The Italian sprinted across the finish line in Bochum, Germany ahead of Lucinda Brand (Rabo Liv) and Emilie Moberg (Hitec Products). Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) managed 11th place to maintain her spot atop the UCI […]


Phinney speaks on eve of competitive return: “I feel great”

He’s been out of competition for 62 weeks following a near career-ending crash in the US national championships but Taylor Phinney has spoken with optimism prior to his return to action on Monday in the Tour of Utah. “I feel great. My weight is good and all of my power numbers are pretty good. I […]


BMC Racing Team exploring legal action after Van Avermaet brought down in Clasica San Sebastian motorbike incident

One day after its rider Greg Van Avermaet had his chance of victory in the Clasica San Sebastian taken away when he was run over by a motorbike , his BMC Racing Team has said that it is exploring legal action over the matter. Van Avermaet had attacked in the final of the WorldTour race […]


Greg Van Avermaet hit by motorcycle, San Sebastian victory chances ruined

BMC Racing’s Greg Van Avermaet’s chances for victory ended at Clasica San Sebastian when an in-race motorcycle crashed into him and put him out of contention while in the lead. Van Avermaet attacked on the last climb of the 219-kilometer race and had 15 seconds over his chasers with 600 meters to go when the […]

Emma Johansson inks two-year deal with Wiggle Honda; confirms plans to retire following Rio Olympics

Wiggle Honda announced a two-year deal with Swedish national champion Emma Johansson on Saturday. The press release issued by the team states that Johansson would make the move to the British-registered squad for the 2016-2017 seasons but includes a quote from Johansson that indicates she plans to retire following the 2016 Rio Olympics. Why a […]


A conversation with UCI President Brian Cookson: Tour de France, Froome, MTN-Qhubeka, night-time testing, motors and more

The recent Tour de France brought some great racing and also many talking points over the three weeks of action. As expected, battle was intense within the peloton, but there was also plenty of friction and discussion off the bike too. Chris Froome’s dominance and the actions of those questioning his performances was one big […]


Adam Yates claims first WorldTour win at San Sebastian

Adam Yates has claimed his first UCI WorldTour victory at Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian today. Just six days after completing his first Tour de France, the 22 year old who also won the Tour of Turkey, crossed the line in surprise as he confirmed he had in fact won the biggest race of his young […]


Richie Porte confirmed to have signed with BMC

Reigning Australian national time trial champion Richie Porte will be part of the BMC Racing Team for the 2016 season, General Manager Jim Ochowicz announced in a press release on Saturday. “We officially welcome Richie to the BMC Racing Team,” Ochowicz said. “Richie’s addition to our roster for next year adds extra muscle and a […]