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by Shane Stokes
May 17, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Dumoulin dominates Giro time trial and takes Maglia Rosa; Peter Sagan wins stage 3 at the Amgen Tour of California; Van Vleuten triumphs in Durango-Durango event in the Basque Country; Quintana: ‘We lost more time than expected’; Thomas bounces back from stage 9 crash to nab second; Jungels stages recovery after Blockhaus disappointment; Aldag says it’s not certain yet that Cavendish will ride Tour de France; Van Garderen suffers further time loss; ASO and AEG agree on strategic partnership to develop cycling in Germany; California concussion incident raises questions, but what could have been done differently?; Diabetic rider Javier Megias chasing breakaway success at the Amgen Tour of California; Audio: Unnnamed rider suggests Movistar may have deliberately caused stage 9 crash; Video: The Maglia Rosa! 24 hours with Tom Dumoulin at the Giro d’Italia; Video: A near miss for Nairo Quintana; Video: Bob Jungels post-race interview from Stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia 2017; Video: Cyclist hit by bullet during bike ride; Video: Inside the Aqua Blue Sport team bus; Video: Dumoulin’s wayward elbows
Tour de France organiser ASO and the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) have announced that they will join forces in order to maximise efforts to develop cycling in Germany. The news was announced at the end of stage two of the Amgen Tour of California on Monday. That race is owned by AEG and organized in partnership with A.S.O.
Under the arrangement, AEG will work closely with A.S.O. on its cycling business in the German market. This will include the launching of a new Deutschland Tour (Tour of Germany) in August of the next year 2018, plus a collaboration around the annual Eschborn-Frankfurt classic, now a WorldTour event.
“As part of the comprehensive partnership between the global sports organizations, AEG will lead the sponsorship sales process for both the Eschborn-Frankfurt classic and the Deutschland Tour (Tour of Germany),” the two groups said in a statement. “[It is] an innovative concept which is designed as a bike festival that bridges the gap between professional and everyday cycling.”
The 2017 Tour de France will start in Dusseldorf, Germany, on July 1.