Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 17, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Hidden motor inventor Varjas claims technological fraud still possible despite UCI checks; BMC Racing Team president Ochowicz ‘very confident’ in Porte’s Tour de France chances; Cookson urges Brailsford to reveal contents of medical package; Five questions for Dave Brailsford; Moreno Hofland on his new team; Edward Theuns calls the 2017 season ‘A rehabilitation year’; Aqua Blue Sport names roster for inaugural race; Androni-Giocattoli gets ProContinental license from UCI, no word on TJ Sport; Video shows Britain’s transport secretary dooring cyclist; Stölting Service Group team folds; NFTO closes after no replacement sponsor found; Japanese cyclocross racer forced to leave Belgium; Top Irish track rider Caroline Ryan retires; UCI Cyclcross World Championships teaser.

Androni-Giocattoli gets ProContinental license from UCI, no word on TJ Sport

by CyclingTips

The Androni-Giocattoli team was granted its Professional Continental license by the UCI today, ending speculation about the Italian team’s 2017 fate.

However, there are still other teams waiting to hear about their applications, including the Chinese-backed TJ Sport team and the Polish Verva Activejet team.

The TJ Sport project was recently in the news as rumors circulated that funding problems could end its attempt to take over the WorldTour license from the Lampre-Merida outfit.

Cyclingnews recently reported that bike sponsor Colnago had helped secure additional funding from Middle Eastern groups in an effort to cover a financial shortfall.