Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 12, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Cam Meyer heads UniSA-Australia Tour Down Under lineup; Sarah Storey says UCI was warned about short notice for track championships; Albert responds to Mathieu van der Poel insult; Adri van der Poel responds to Neils Albert’s critcism; Stybar ready for 2017 season; British Cycling announces UCI Cyclocross World ; Paul Voss retires after not finding a new team; Patrick Gretsch announces retirement; Assen to host 2017 INAS world championships; Handcyclist versus fixie; Fixie in a winter wonderland.

Adri van der Poel responds to Neils Albert’s critcism

by CyclingTips

Adri van der Poel, the father of Dutch champion Mathieu van de Poel, responded to criticism by Neils Albert over his involvement in the construction of the UCI World Championship course in Luxembourg, saying that his involvement is limited and only at a low level.

Adri van der Poel with his son Mathieu.

“I really do not understand what he is worried about,” he told BN DeStem. “I have not drawn the course. I am with my construction crew only driving poles in the ground, placing the fencing and hanging advertising canvases, as it is shown on the course map.”

The elder van der Poel, a former cyclocross world champion himself, is an organiser of the well-known cyclocross race in Hoogerheide which has hosted the World Championships twice and was brought in by the local organisers to lend his expertise.

“That’s why they asked me,” he said. He said he also advises the event in Valkenburg.

Mathieu van der Poel Tweeted a reaction to Albert’s comments on Tuesday. Albert is the coach of the defending champion Wout van Aert.

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