Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 29, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bradley Wiggins ‘officially’ retires; Canadian neo-pro Ellen Watters succumbs to injuries from collision with car; 60 Minutes television show investigating mechanical doping in cycling; Operación Puerto investigation names forthcoming; Tour of Qatar cancelled for 2017; Alicia Franck making return from injury; “In Velo Veritas” trailer; Cycling and coffee, in Colombia.

Alicia Franck making return from injury

by CyclingTips

Marlux-Napoleon Games rider Alicia Franck is set to make her return to cyclocross racing on Friday, following a knee injury sustained while riding her scooter to university on December 1, forcing her to miss the entire month of racing.

“Alicia’s been four days back into training, without any problems with the knee,” said sports coordinator Mario De Clercq. “During a fairly intense workout on Tuesday the knee held in position.

“It seemed better than to keep training until the condition is back on point. Alicia will start the BK in Bredene on 30 December and the Dutch Surhuisterveen on January 4 — races that we will see as training for her ahead of the last part of the season.”

The young 21-year-old is the first female elite on the team and had a good start to the season with multiple top-ten results, including sixth at the Koppenbergcross.

She is a former junior national champion in mountain bike.

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