Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 20, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vos doubles wins at Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen; Gidich wins third stage of Tour of Qinghai Lake; Four talking points from the 2016 Giro Rosa; Anatomy of a bike throw: Sagan’s stage-winning lunge for the line; Battle with the broom wagon: Suffering to stay in the Tour; How the Week Was Won: 2016 Tour de France, Stages 10-16; Rohan Dennis leaving Tour de France; A mid-season chat: Joe Dombrowski talks beer, cars, and renewed contract with Cannondale-Drapac; Cummings replaces Kennaugh for Olympic road race; AG2R LA MONDIALE extends sponsorship through 2020; Turkish Olympian motivated to perform at Qinghai Lake following failed coup attempt in Ankara; Team Sky on Pinarello through 2020; List of Tour de France team budgets; Sagan at the Tour de France, by the numbers; Tour de France, stage 16 on-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass, stage 16; Tour of Qinghai Lake, stage 2 highlights

A mid-season chat: Joe Dombrowski talks beer, cars, and renewed contract with Cannondale-Drapac

by CyclingTips

After a strenuous first half to the season, Joe Dombrowski returned to a place he knows best, the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, to relax and reset for the second half of the 2016 season.

The lean 25-year-old American climber returned stateside did what many his age do during the summer — he hung out with friends, drank beer, and drooled over cars. He also signed a two-year contract extension with Cannondale-Drapac.

“I feel I fit really well into this team and it’s a good place for me to grow as a rider,” Dombrowski told CyclingTips. “It’s a place I enjoy being. A lot of my teammates are close friends, and any time we are out on the road we have a lot of fun. It’s a place I have had a lot of opportunities and the coaching situation with Jonathan Vaughters is working really well.”

“It’s continuity too,” Dombrowski added. “If something is working and you’re happy somewhere, then it’s always nicer to stay than change things around again.

Dombrowski had a stellar performance at the Giro d’Italia, his first crack at the “big one” after winning the amateur version in 2012. In May, Dombrowski climbed his way to third place on the penultimate stage, on a course that traversed many of the roads he trains on when he’s in his adopted European home of Nice, France.

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