Bora-hansgrohe, QuickStep Floors unveil new team kits: Daily News Digest

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Bora-hansgrohe unveils new-look team kit for 2018, Denk names ambitious goals; Quick-Step Floors unveil 2018 jersey; Contador undergoes operation to repair damaged tendon; Trek announces title sponsorship of the Drops Cycling Team; Extended sponsorship and new women’s race for Jayco Herald Sun Tour; UCI statement concerning audit within the Polish Cycling Federation; Sinkewitz given additional four year ban for competing while suspended; U.S. amateur cyclocross racer accepts six-month sanction for cannabis violation; Ofo given a further $1bn by investors; Video: Colle del Nivolet (Locana) – Cycling Inspiration & Education; Video: 2017 Rapha Supercross Nobeyama Elite Men Day One

Bora-hansgrohe unveils new-look team kit for 2018, Denk names ambitious goals

The Bora-hansgrohe team of world champion Peter Sagan has unveiled a reworked team kit for the coming season, showing off the design at its presentation in Schiltach, Germany, on Thursday. At the launch, Sagan spoke about the changes to his life. “Becoming a father is a natural and important part of a man’s life. There …

Quick-Step Floors unveils 2018 jersey

Just as Bora-hansgrohe did, QuickStep Floors also showed off its new team strip at a launch on Thursday. Referring to itself as the ‘wolfpack,’ a term coined by Brian Holm a couple of years ago, the team said that it will maintain its ambition in the coming season, It said that it would be “driven …

Contador undergoes operation to repair damaged tendon

The recently-retired Alberto Contador went under the knife on Thursday, with the procedure being carried out by the namesake of another of Spain’s most famous riders. Medical doctor Pedro Delgado carried out the operation. The operation was to reconstruct a tendon in his right wrist, thus addressing a problem which he has been suffering for …

Trek announces title sponsorship of the Drops Cycling Team

Coinciding with the team stepping up a level and bringing established professionals such as Tayler Wiles on board, Trek has announced that it will become the title sponsor of the Drops Cycling Team. The squad will be known as Trek-Drops in 2018, and will feature ten riders. “Our continued partnership with Trek is extremely exciting,” …

Extended sponsorship and new women’s race for Jayco Herald Sun Tour

The organisers of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour have announced two important develops in relation to the race, with backing being secured for the next three years and a new women’s race being added from 2018. The Victorian Government has signed up for both of these, as has Australian sports benefactor Gerry Ryan. “We’ve signed …

UCI statement concerning audit within the Polish Cycling Federation

Following recent reports of alleged sexual misconduct, including intercourse with and the rape of riders, plus financial malpractice, the UCI has weighed in on the current investigations into a former official of the Polish Cycling Federation. The federation’s current president Dariusz Banaszek is looking into the matter, with the Polish Ministry of Sport and Tourism …

Sinkewitz given additional four year ban for competing while suspended

Already banned until 2020 due to the second doping infraction of his career, former pro Patrick Sinkewitz has been handed an additional four years of suspension. The German rider tested positive for testosterone in 2007, served a ban, and was then snared for growth hormone in 2011. He was banned for eight years in 2012. …

U.S. amateur cyclocross racer accepts six-month sanction for cannabis violation

The United States Anti-Doping Agency announced Thursday that cyclist Jay Henderson, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has accepted a six-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Henderson was selected to submit a sample as a result of being among the top finishers in his event at the 2017 Green Acres Cyclocross in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. He was …

Ofo given a further $1bn by investors

Dockless rental bike company Ofo has received a boost to its plans to continue its expansion into the US and Europe, receiving an additional $1 billion in investments. The boost in venture capital follows on from the £541m it raised in July. The Financial Times states that the existing investors are behind the latest cash …

Video: Colle del Nivolet (Locana) – Cycling Inspiration & Education

Deep in the heart of the Gran Paradiso National Park the Colle del Nivolet is one of Italy’s best kept secrets. At 2,612 metres elevation it’s one of the highest roads in Europe and yet it’s still virtually unknown. The Col Collective sets about increasing awareness of that.

Video: 2017 Rapha Supercross Nobeyama Elite Men Day One

The Rapha Supercross Nobeyama event took place at the Takizawa Ranch in Nobeyama Minami Machi Village Nagasaki-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.