In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Lizzie Armitstead extends contract with Boels-Dolmans for two years; Class over kilos: The promising return of Carlos Betancur; Hidden motors: UCI defends current testing protocol; WADA suspends the accreditation of the Bloemfontein Laboratory; Vuelta announces wildcard teams; The team tipping point theory; Dave Brailsford: ‘Leicester City triumph is just a fantastic case study in sport’; Video: The book of cross – the sandpit; Video: Wiggle High5 at the Tour of Yorkshire; Video: Introducing the Mijn BAD – Liv/Giant Offroad Team; Video: Rally Cycling’s Soladay and actor Kevin Hart give fitness tips.
Daily News Digest
After winning the world championship road race in Richmond last year, some publications falsely reported that Lizzie Armitstead intended to retire after the Rio Olympics this July. She set the record straight earlier this spring, and today’s news coming from the Boels-Dolmans team makes that even clearer.
The team announced today that the 27-year-old world champion has extended her contract with the Dutch team till the end of 2018. Dutch team manager Danny Stam did the same.
Stam and Armitstead are a dynamic duo who have worked together since Stam transitioned from being a track racer to management at the Leontien.nl team in 2012. They joined Boels-Dolmans together in 2013.
With Boels-Dolmans, Armitstead has seen her biggest successes on the road, including winning the overall World Cup series in 2014 and ’15 and the world championships road race last year. Boels-Dolmans has been an incredible force in the inaugural UCI Women’s WorldTour, winning the first five events between Armitstead and Chantal Blaak.
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Today’s feature image comes from Kristof Ramon and was shot at the recent snow-affected Liege-Bastogne-Liege.