Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 13, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Michael Matthews takes first career Tour de France stage win, Froome retains GC lead; Etixx-QuickStep owns Tour of Poland opener; After failed appeal, Australian women’s road cycling team for Rio finalised; Oleg Tinkov having second thoughts about quitting cycling; Contador to miss Rio Olympics after medical review, hoping to start Vuelta; Report: Contador to Trek-Segafredo in 2017; BMC’s Bookwalter ‘relieved’ to reach first rest day of Tour de France; U.S. Government calls Lance Armstrong ‘a doper, dealer, and liar’ in court motion; A look inside Team Sky’s budget; How the Week Was Won: 2016 Tour de France, Stages 6-9; Tour de France, stage 10 recap; Tour de France 2016: Batteries recharged; 11 bottles for Adam Hansen in less than 30 seconds. A new world record?; Life on the Tour: CyclingTips 2016 Tour de France Vlog, part 2; Mini-team Sky on recovery

After failed appeal, Australian women’s road cycling team for Rio finalised

by VeloClub

The wait is over. Cycling Australia today announced its final roster for the Olympic Games in Rio next month, revealing its women’s road team after a failed appeal.

The women’s road squad will be led by national road race champion Amanda Spratt who will be joined by her Orica-AIS teammates Gracie Elvin and Rachel Neylan. Rounding out the team is Katrin Garfoot, Australian time trial champion and fourth place finisher in the time trial at the 2016 World Championships, who will represent Australia in the race against the clock.

The Aussie quartet have high hopes for a podium finish in the hilly 130 kilometre road race and the time trial.

“I believe we have a strong, smart and committed team capable of a medal if we race with smart tactics,” said Neylan, who will be making her Olympic debut, along with Garfoot and Elvin.

While the Australian track,  BMX and men’s road teams were announced earlier this week, Cycling Australia delayed the announcement of the women’s road team until an appeal was settled. A Cycling Australia spokesperson said that they would not be commenting on who launched the appeal.

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