Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

February 7, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: De Boer wins in Hoogstraten, Cant retains Superprestige lead; Van der Poel wins Hoogstraten and extends Superprestige lead; Maud Kaptheijns surprises in a muddy Krawatencross Lille; Van der Poel beats van Aert in Krawatencross; UCI issues new guidelines to boost safety in the race convoy; Van aert not troubled by double runner-up weekend; Accusations of motor doping by van Aert renewed after Krawatencross; Ethiopia approves prison sentences for doping; 32nd Ride the Rockies route announced; Wiggins eyeing acting after reality TV?; Backstage Pass – Jayco Herald Sun Tour, stage 4; Driver attempts to strike cyclist who also happens to be a cop; MacAskill barely clears head of comedian Jack Whitehall.

32nd Ride the Rockies route announced

by CyclingTips

Ride the Rockies, the annual bike tour in Colorado, announced its 2017 route over the weekend, featuring a southern route of 447 miles (719km) and more than 32,000 feet (9,753m) of climbing.

“It’s been a few years since we’ve been to that region of the state, so we were overdue,” tour director Renee Wheelock told the Denver Post.

“This year presented a good opportunity to go that way.”

The tour, now in its 32nd year, features a different route each year and benefits The Denver Post Community Foundation, with a $5,000 grant awarded to a nonprofit organization in each host community. Since the program began in 2001, over $585,000 has been granted to towns throughout the state.

The tour is capped at 2,000 participants and requires a lottery entry system to handle all of the interest.

Click through to read more at the Denver Post.