Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 20, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Caleb Ewan asserts Tour Down Under sprint dominance with stage 3 win; The comeback star: Marianne Vos on her stellar cross season and the pure joy of being back; Cookson answers questions at Tour Down Under; Nippo – Vini Fantini manager asks for Italian federation, UCI to intervene in Giro wildcard process; RCS Sport director responds to wildcard selection reactions; Quintana to race Giro-Tour double;Wiggins’ former teammate speaks in defence of TUEs; 15 WorldTour teams for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad; Gaudry re-elected as President of the Oceania Cycling Confederation; Armstrong enters endurance MTB race with former Postal teammates; Santos Tour Down Under, stage 3 highlights; ORICA-Scott Backstage Pass – Tour Down Under, stage 3; Video: Cyclist has close call with falling tree.

Armstrong enters endurance MTB race with former Postal teammates

by CyclingTips

Disgraced former champion Lance Armstrong will reunite in a race with some of his former U.S. Postal Service teammates. He and three others have entered the 24 Hours of Pueblo endurance mountain bike event. Though he is prohibited from competing in sanctioned competitions due to his lifetime ban, the event is unsanctioned and he is therefore allowed to participate.

Joining him will be George Hincapie, Christian Vande Velde and Dylan Casey.

“We are certainly not going to be contending for any victories, but we’re looking forward to it, looking forward to having a good time, meeting the other racers,” Armstrong told Velonews.

Awesome ride in pisgah today . Yes that was @christianvdv I flew past on the climb.

A video posted by George Hincapie (@ghincapie) on

Both Hincapie and Vande Velde served six-month bans in connection with the doping during their time with Armstrong on the U.S. Postal team.

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