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by Mark Zalewski
November 26, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Top race organisers reduce team and peloton sizes in Grand Tours, Classics and other events; Provisional Australian NRS calendar released for 2017: Four races added, two return; UCI officially issues WorldTour, ProContinental licenses; WADA publishes 2015 testing report; WADA suspends Mexico City lab; Russian Paralympic Committee given long list of rules for reinstatement by IPC; CANYON//SRAM announces 2017 roster; An Post-ChainReaction solidifies roster; Former NFTO team loses title sponsor, in jeopardy of closing; Former pro found guilty after race crash caused rider death; Death of British cyclist who fell off cliff in Pyrenees ruled accidental; Cyclist breaks Billie Fleming’s 77-year-old record; Best of the 2016 UCI Women’s WorldTour.
Former Irish national road race champion Damien Shaw has re-signed with An Post-ChainReaction for the 2017 season, along with Conor Hennebry, Matthew Teggart and Sean McKenna — all for one year.
Courtesy: An Post-Chain Reaction
“I had a great time in 2016 stepping up to the professional level,” said Shaw.
“It was a huge opportunity for me to test myself away from Ireland and see where I was on the continental stage. I learned so much and I’m really excited for round two with the An Post Chain Reaction Team to put those learnings into action.”
Shaw’s best results this year included fifth in the national road race and fifth in the An Post Rás.
In addition to the extensions the team has added young talent, including 20-year-old Kiwi track star Regan Gough, 22-year old Polish cyclist Premislav Kasperkiewicz who raced for Czech team Klein Constantia, Britain’s Dan Gardner, formerly of Astellas Cycling Team, and Sean MacKinnon from Canada.
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