Aru’s jersey to be redesigned, Tour Down Under lineups named: Daily News Digest

Daily News Digest (*used) Helen Wyman training in the Kluisbos (BEL) Xypex - Verge Sport ©2018kramon

Following criticism, Aru’s Italian champion’s jersey to be redesigned; Pozzovivo and Izagirre brothers to spearhead Bahrain-Merida squad in Santos Tour Down Under; Team LottoNL-Jumbo lineup announced for Santos Tour Down Under; Bevin out of New Zealand nationals due to crash; De Clercq out for months after severe training crash; Mitchelton-BikeExchange take over backing of Mitchelton-Scott Continental team; Video: 2018 season: UAE Team Emirates is ready; Video: Peter Sagan – Training Camp With Bora-hansgrohe 2018; Video: Helen Wyman speaks about her new team; Video: Behind You – Cycling Motivation

Following criticism, Aru’s Italian champion’s jersey to be redesigned

The Italian tricolore is one of the most iconic jerseys in modern cycling, giving visual and stylistic prominence to the country’s national champion. Fabio Aru’s jersey while with the Astana team fully embraced this concept and was regarded as one of the most striking in the peloton; it is because of this, perhaps, that the …

Pozzovivo and Izagirre brothers to spearhead Bahrain-Merida squad in Santos Tour Down Under

With the start of the Santos Tour Down Under drawing ever-closer, the team has confirmed that new signing Domenico Pozzovivo and brothers Jon and Gorka Izagurre will lead the squad’s hopes in the race. “I’m just working to be in a good shape at the start of TDU 2018,” said Pozzovivo, who has moved on …

Team LottoNL-Jumbo lineup announced for Santos Tour Down Under

Also confirmed for the Santos Tour Down Under is the seven-rider LottoNL-Jumbo lineup. Robert Gesink will return to a race he has shone in in the past, completing a comeback after fracturing vertebra at last year’s Tour de France. “Gesink has had two top ten general classification results at the TDU, eighth in 2017 and …

Bevin out of New Zealand nationals due to crash

New BMC Racing Team signing Patrick Bevin has had a less than ideal start to his time with the squad, hitting the deck on December 30 and consequently scratching from this week’s national road championships in New Zealand. “I hit a melted piece of tar on the road which sent me flying over my handlebars …

De Clercq out for months after severe training crash

Former Giro d’Italia stage winner Bart De Clercq has had a setback prior to the start of his first season with the Wanty-Groupe Gobert team, crashing heavily while training on Tuesday. According to the team, which he has joined after a number of seasons with Lotto-Soudal, he suffered a subcapital fracture of the left femur. …

Mitchelton-BikeExchange take over backing of Mitchelton-Scott Continental team

Following a debut season racing under the Mitchelton-Scott name, the GreenEdge feeder squad has been renamed Mitchelton-BikeExchange for 2018. The change in name is due to the rechristening of the Orica-Scott WorldTour team as Mitchelton-Scott, and will continue its association with, and registration in, China. “Whilst the WorldTour sponsorships gives us world-wide promotion, we have …

Video: 2018 season: UAE Team Emirates is ready

A look at the big-name riders who will lead the team in 2018.

Video: Peter Sagan – Training Camp With Bora-hansgrohe 2018

A look behind the scenes at the recent Bora-hansgrohe training camp in Mallorca, including video of the new team kit.

Video: Helen Wyman speaks about her new team

Previously searching for a squad for 2018, cyclocross specialist and multiple British champion Helen Wyman has revealed details of the setup she will be competing with in 2018. Verge Sport, my amazing clothing partner have stepped up to title partner to help me create my new program, Xypex – Verge Sport. So proud to continue …

Video: Behind You – Cycling Motivation

As the 2018 season nears, here are more past images to whet your appetite.