Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

March 9, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alaphilippe wins Paris-Nice time trial, takes over lead; BMC wins Tirreno-Adriatico TTT opener; Q&A with Axel Merckx: Team’s exclusion from California is ‘unfortunate for development of US cycling’; Froome declines to support Brailsford; Three Sky riders break front wheels in Tirreno-Adriatico TTT, dashing GC plans; Sagan shows up at Tirreno-Adriatico with thumb wrapped; Groenewegen upset over Paris-Nice performance; Gent-Wevelgem to honour Antoine Demoitié; Christian Prudhomme: ASO backs the MPCC; Video shows baggage handlers tossing bike cases from EasyJet plane; 2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 4 highlights; 2017 Tirreno-Adriatico stage 1 highlights; The Pioneer 2017 highlights.

Sagan shows up at Tirreno-Adriatico with thumb wrapped

by CyclingTips

After a fall in Strade Bianche last weekend world champion Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe) showed up at the pre-race press conference with his thumb wrapped, though the team said this was only a precaution.

“I feel good again. Saturday I felt a little sick,” said Sagan. “After I was involved in a crash, I gave up. Sunday and Monday I have not touched the bike. But now I feel okay again. I want to make something of this week.”

According to team management there is no injury with his thumb.

“The packed thumb is a precaution, Peter has no injuries,” said Enrico Poitschke. “He did feel a little sick. Perhaps it is a backlash of the three-week high altitude training camp in Sierra Nevada ahead of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. I expect this week he will have no problem.”

The BORA-hansgrohe team finished 15th in the opening stage team time trial with Sagan finishing with the team.

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