Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

March 22, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Movistar wins Stage 2 team time trial at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, but Rojas relegated for pushing; With 2,000km now complete, Kristof Allegaert continues to lead the Indian Pacific Wheel Race ; Oleg Tinkov disparages Alberto Contador in Instagram post; Teams announced for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire; Warbasse on disc brakes in pro peloton: ‘It’s not a fight over a braking system, it’s a fight for power’; Egyptian Eslam Nasser Zaki dies at African Continental Track Cycling Championships; Video: Drone footage of Travis McCabe winning the final stage of the Tucson Bicycle Classic.

With 2,000km now complete, Kristof Allegaert continues to lead the Indian Pacific Wheel Race

by Matt de Neef

Belgian Kristof Allegaert continues to lead the Indian Pacific Wheel Race having covered a staggering 2,000km in the first four days of the race across Australia.

Allegaert completed the 1,100km crossing of the Nullarbor Plain yesterday before resting for roughly five hours in the South Australian town of Ceduna. Second-placed Mike Hall got to within 40km of his fellow pre-race-favourite, before Allegaert set off again.

Allegaert has led the 5,500km race virtually since the start, with Hall forced to play catch-up as the race heads east.

Melbourne’s Sarah Hammond is nearing the end of her Nullarbor crossing and sits in fifth place overall with 1,800km under her belt. She is the leading female in the race, and sits roughly 250km clear of her nearest rival Jackie Bernadi.

Juliana Buhring, who set the first Guinness World Record as the fastest woman to circumnavigate the globe, has withdrawn from the race after suffering an allergic reaction to some medication. She has told organisers that she is considering starting over again when she returns to Fremantle after a few days’ rest.

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To follow the Indy Pac in real-time, visit the live-tracking website MAProgress. For a visualisation of how the leaders are progressing, click here. To follow the Indy Pac on social media, use the hashtag #IPWR.

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