Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

December 12, 2016

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Aert and Cant victorious at Essen CX meet; BMC confirms its 2017 roster; Astana reveals its final roster for the 2017 season; Bardet’s Giro plans on hold, will again race the Tour in 2017; Nathan Haas on learning from Edvald Boasson-Hagen; Sean Lake targeting Australian Road Nationals time trial; Parcours revealed for 2017 Tour de Romandie; David Rebellin signs with Continental team; Ag2r-La Mondiale trainee killed while hiking; How wildcard places were awarded in WorldTour races in 2016.

Ag2r-La Mondiale trainee killed while hiking

by Matt de Neef

Up-and-coming French rider Etienne Fabre has been killed while on a hiking trip with friends in the French Alps over the weekend.

Twenty-year-old Fabre was in the Bauges mountains in the Rhone-Alpes region when he fell and lost his life. One of his companions was seriously injured while trying to rescue Fabre.

Fabre left Velo Club Rodez in 2015 to ride with the Chambery Cyclisme Formation, Ag2r-La Mondiale’s development team. He became a stagiaire at the WorldTour outfit this year, and rode Paris-Tours as a result.

CyclingTips extends its condolences to Fabre’s friends and family in this difficult time.

Click through to read more at the VeloClub Rodez website.