Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 19, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Dennis takes stage win, Pinot leads at Tour of the Alps; Modolo sprints to win at Tour of Croatia opener; Gilbert out of Giro d’Italia; Greg Van Avermaet felt ‘let down by the team’ at Amstel Gold Race; 2018 UCI Road World Championship course could be toughest in history; Western Australia to push for new laws for cyclist safety; Appeal denied for driver who made gun gesture at cyclist, BBC presenter; Community rallies to replace bike stolen from elderly woman; Video: Riders ride through roundabout at Tour of Croatia; Video: Canyon/SRAM ready for La Fléche Wallonne; Video: 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup; Video: Don’t Forget Fun with Team Wooly Mammoth.

2018 UCI Road World Championship course could be toughest in history

by CyclingTips

The course profile for the 2018 UCI Road World Championships, set for Innsbruck in the Tirol region of Austria, could see climbs that are tougher than any previous world championship parcours.

Josef G. Margreiter, director-general of the Tirol Tourist Board, told Cycling Weekly during this week’s Tour of the Alps, that all of the road events are likely to start in Kufstein and head west along the valley to reach Innsbruck, where the riders will enter an extremely testing finishing circuit.

“The Hungerburg climb on which Michele Scarponi won stage one of the Tour of the Alps will feature, but almost certainly as a descent,” said Margreiter.

“The riders will climb up to the top of the Hungerburg via a much harder and in some places quite a narrow climb that resembles something from the Tour of Flanders in terms of its steepness.”

A possible version of the course was leaked back in January showing similar features.

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