Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 9, 2016

In Tuesday’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Morton wins Tour of Utah in stunning finale; Bujak wins Route de France stage 1; Annemiek van Vleuten OK but disappointed after horrific crash in women’s Olympic road race; With Tour of Utah winner Lachlan Morton, there’s more than meets the eye; Lucinda Brand signs with Liv-Plantur; Frank to AG2R La Mondiale for two years; Successful surgery for Nibali; Henao ordered to rest in lieu of surgery after Rio crash; Ironman Boulder athlete killed by vehicle during cycling leg of race; Military explodes suspicious bag at finish during men’s road race; Researchers studying cycling to speed intensive care recovery; Tour of Utah recap video; Bike commuter nearly crashes out breakaway

Frank to AG2R La Mondiale for two years

by CyclingTips

Mathias Frank will join the AG2R La Mondiale team for two years, coming from the Swiss IAM Cycling team that is closing at the end of the season.

stage 3 of the 2013 Tour de Suisse

The Swiss rider began his pro career with Gerolsteiner for one year before riding for Swiss teams BMC and IAM Cycling over the next eight years.

“For the first time in my career I will ride for a French cycling team,” said Frank.

The 29-year-old is a GC-style rider that is best-known for riding as a lieutenant in the biggest stage races, but has his own podium results as well.

“Being a teammate is a role that suits me well, especially when you have to assist a great champion like Romain Bardet. I was already in that position with Tejay Van Garderen and I really liked it. Obviously, I also have personal ambitions and I want to win races for my new team.”