Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 6, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: By a hair! Kittel takes photo-finish sprint over Coquard at Tour de France; Giro Rosa Round-up: Tiffany Cromwell outsprints them all in stage 4, Stevens stays in pink; Canty wins first climbing stage of Tour of Austria; Australian Olympic cycling team announced; UCI ‘happy to collaborate’ with others in fighting motor use; Tour leader Sagan on safety in the bunch: ‘I don’t want to fight with sprinters and also GC riders’; Bouhanni suing over fight; Brailsford says Cummings’ complaint should be heard; Rihs: BMC Racing Team is holding out for a backer like Apple; Anna van der Breggen to join Boels-Dolmans in 2017; Doug Ryder on a rejuvenated Mark Cavendish: ‘What a f**king legend’; Tour de France, stage 4 recap; Etixx-QuickStep before, after stage 3; Between stages with Giant-Alpecin; Cavendish waiting for photo finish results; Kittel exhausted

Anna van der Breggen to join Boels-Dolmans in 2017

by Ella CyclingTips

Late last year, Rabobank announced to pull its sponsorship away from pro cycling. Immediately contemplating started about the future of the Rabo-Liv, the team of Marianne Vos, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Anna van der Breggen.

While the riders stressed that they would leave the effort of finding a new sponsor to the team management and were confident the team would continue in 2017, the first big name rider to leave the Rabo-Liv team has been announced today.

Boels-Dolmans today presented 2015 Giro Rosa winner Anna van der Breggen as a new rider for 2017. She signed a two year contract with the Dutch team.

Van der Breggen expresses her excitement to ride for Boels-Dolmans in a statement on her new team’s website: “After riding for Rabo-Liv for three wonderful seasons, it is time for me for something new. Choosing a great team like Boels-Dolmans felt like a logical step. I am happy with my two-year-contract, and hope to achieve my further goals with the Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team.”

Boels-Dolmans DS Danny Stam is proud to have signed such a versatile rider: “Anna is a very complete rider who fits in with the team perfectly, and is a benefit to the team’s balance. With the addition of Anna, we have gained an extra finisher who is a Jack-of-all-trades. Also, she has proven to be loyal in the past. In short, she is a great asset for the team, one of which we can all be proud.”

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