Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 26, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Pello Bilbao wins Tour of Turkey, stage 2; Hampsten on the Extreme Weather Protocol: I’m seeing bike racing turn into numbers, not glorious battles; How the Race Was Won: 2016 Liège-Bastogne-Liège; Michael Rogers announces immediate retirement from cycling due to ongoing heart issues; Rivera, Powless win Joe Martin Stage Race; Sagan returns to mountain bike racing; Colorado pro cyclist’s memory gone after crash; 2017 Tour de France start details emerge; Strava launches Global Bike to Work Day to help improve cycling infrastructure; Video: Orica-GreenEdge backstage pass: Liège-Bastogne-Liège; Video: Life as a pro mechanic

Sagan returns to mountain bike racing

by CyclingTips

The current road race world champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) went back to his mountain bike racing roots over the weekend, toeing the line at a race in Austria. However, the return did not go as planned, with a crash ending his race early.

Questions as to why the former junior world mountain bike champion is choosing to spend his post-Classics off time on the mountain bike has led to speculation he is thinking of a Rio Olympics bid.

“I am not thinking about the Olympics right now,” he said to the Slovak Spectator. “I am focusing on the Tour of California and preparations for the Tour de France.”

Click through to read more at the Slovak Spectator.

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