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Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 16, 2016

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In Tuesday’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Tony Martin inks two year contract with Katusha; US champion Greg Daniel to make WorldTour debut with Trek-Segafredo; Hoskins calls an end to career; Wiggins supports embattled former British head Sutton; Brazilian cyclist tests positive for CERA ahead of Rio Games; Cookson open to smaller team sizes; New venue selected for European Cycling Championships; Movistar roster for Vuelta; Froome looking for Vuelta win; Glaetzer confident in a clean Dmitriev; Canadian team pursuit squad come from multi-sport background; Police investigating anti-cycling grafitti; Chinese track helmets grabbing spotlight; 104-year-old cyclist named world’s greatest centenarian athlete; Derny rider nominated for ‘best job’ at the Olympics; “Beyond The Race” – Vive Le Tour de France – The Curtain Call of Chris Froome

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Tony Martin inks two year contract with Katusha

by Shane Stokes

Triple world time trial champion Tony Martin has confirmed that he will compete for the Katusha team from 2017 onwards, moving across after several years with the Etixx-QuickStep setup.

Martin’s time trial strengths are well known but so too his all round ability, with his past results including five stage wins in the Tour de France, as well as three overall wins in the Tour of Belgium, plus two apiece in the Volta ao Algarve and Tour of Beijing.

The 31 year old is also a past winner of Paris-Nice and the Eneco Tour.

“I am excited to come to this strong team,” he said on Monday, confirming a two-year deal. “Team Katusha showed last year that it was a winning team and, honestly, I really like the Katusha jersey. I will be proud to wear it in 2017 and 2018.” He added that he also has high regards for the Canyon bikes the team uses, and that he considers this important as a time trial rider.

Martin has been part of the Etixx-QuickStep setup since 2012 and while he has landed plenty of wins there, he has also had to ride for others. He anticipates having more opportunities with Katusha.

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Today’s feature image comes from the Rio Olympic velodrome.

  • James_Casper

    Bravo Wiggins – right or wrong, it’s great to hear someone speak their mind and just disregard the PC crap trap.

    Speaking of which, when is Cookson’s presidency position up for grabs? Would be great to (finally) get someone in there who’s likely to do something for the sake of cycling, and not be just useless a muppet.

    Probably a little critical I know.

    But I will always remember Cookson as the president who always attended women’s WT podiums. What a legacy.

  • Dave

    Other reasons why the keirin pacer might not be the best job this year:

    Scott McGrory will whinge about you every time you’re on the track.
    With the new e-derny you’ll never have any fame among blind people.
    At best you can only ever be the second most famous e-bike rider behind Femke.

    • Neil_Robinson

      ok ok, you got a chuckle with the Femke remark.

      • Vickijsherman

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