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

2017 Tour de France start details emerge

by CyclingTips

Back in January the organisers of the Tour de France, the ASO, announced the Grand Depart of the 2017 edition would take place in Germany, with an opening time trial in Dusseldorf.

Prudhomme Christian, ASO cycling director, neutralises the stage after the crashes

Prudhomme Christian, ASO cycling director, neutralises the stage after the crashes

German media reports that more details are beginning to emerge, with the first road stage beginning and ending in Dusseldorf. The route would make a 50km loop to include an intermediate sprint in the city of Mönchengladbach, at the city’s football club Borussia Mönchengladbach, south-west of Dusseldorf.

“Maybe it will establish a connection between cycling and football, in which the route passes near the stadium,”Mönchengladbach mayor Hans Wilhelm Reiners said.

The exact route will be announced  on 18 October 2016, by the ASO.

Click through to read more at Sport City Dusseldorf.

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