Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

March 2, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gibbons wins Tour de Langkawi, McCabe takes final stage; Van Keirsbulck wins slick Le Samyn; Gutiérrez wins Le Samyn des Dames; Baxhkou finally gets a win at La Tropicale Amissa Bongo; No proof provided to support British Cycling, Team Sky accounts of Wiggins’ mystery package; Innovative Hammer Series of racing unveiled by Velon, Infront and teams; Route de France cancelled as UCI and organisers clash; Sporting goods industry group responds to disc brake controversy; Tour of Flanders wildcard teams announced; Tour of Alberta announces title partner, reduces to four days; Park Tool awards tools to nonprofit groups; Video: 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Ashleigh Moolman Pasio; Behind the scenes: Making of Road Cycling in Switzerland; Cooking with chef Peter Sagan.

Park Tool awards tools to nonprofit groups

by CyclingTips

Bicycle tool maker Park Tool announced 10 nonprofits that will receive grants through its 2017 Community Tool Grants programme. Each group will receive over $1,400 in Park Tool products.

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“For the second year, we had a tremendously hard time picking winners for our Park Tool Community Tool Grant recipients,” Eric Hawkins, Park Tool’s president/owner and chief mechanic.

“All the applicants were well deserving and even though we wish we could support them all, we had to narrow it down to ten. I hope everyone who didn’t win this year applies again for 2018.”

The nonprofit groups ranged from a volunteer-run group that takes in used bikes, repairs them and gives the bikes to kids and adults in need, to a group with the goal of reducing air pollution by lowering the amount of vehicles on the road.

The products given will include two repair stands and a tool kit.