In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: A fresh start for Pauline Ferrand-Prevot at Canyon-SRAM; Wiggins opens up about TUE controversy; MPCC responds to corticosteroid controversy; Romain Bardet on TUE controversy; Contador to miss Il Lombardia with sickness; Wout Poels signs three-year contract extension with Team Sky; Javier Moreno signs with Bahrain-Merida; Nick Schultz signs with Caja Rural-Seguros RGA; Italy selects men’s team for World Championships; Some U.S. elite riders must pay own way to World Championships; Cycling Australia announces 2017 national championships; USA Cycling releases 2017 national championship calendar; Driver pulls gun, threatens George Hincapie; Triathlete disqualified from Ironman for taking lip balm; Edmonton considering allowing ‘Idaho Stop’; Behind-the-scenes at Cross Vegas; Anatomy of a Stage Race.
Your Saturday Daily News Digest
With a heart-breaking post, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot ended her season in dramatic fashion, stating she that was unsure when or if she’d return to racing again. Fan rejoiced when she uploaded a picture to her Instagram account of her training again. But the eagle-eye observers noticed something else: she was sporting Rapha instead of her Rabo-Liv colours.
Today, Canyon-SRAM confirmed the rumours by officially announcing her transfer to their Rapha-sponsored team.
The former multi-discipline world champion has been part of the Rabo-Liv team since its inception in 2012 but after her many successes, she struggled through a troublesome season this year, which saw her sidelined with injuries, unable to win a single race in any discipline, and walking out of the Olympic mountainbike race and her season pre-maturely.
Seemingly with a newfound pleasure in cycling, Ferrand-Prevot is happy to sign with a new team.
“After five great years spent with the best riders in the world I’m glad to announce I’ll be riding for CANYON//SRAM Racing next year. Thank you to Canyon and the team for giving me the opportunity to join a super talented and strong line-up, and believing in me for the coming years,” revealing on her Facebook that she signed a four-year deal.
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Today’s feature image is from the Three Peaks cyclo-cross race, showing the field of 600 on the steep slopes of Simon Fell.