Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 29, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Yin and Yang: BMC teammates Phinney, Bookwalter form two-man U.S. Olympic road team; Who Will Win The Mountains Jersey?; Inside Australia’s Olympic track cycling medal factory; Rio velodrome opens for business; Cofidis backs Bouhanni for Le Tour; Astana brings Aru and Nibali to Tour; Quintana leads Movistar line-up for Tour de France; Pantani murder case closed; Cyclist killed by alleged DUI hit-and-run; Olds, Bertine recovering from head injuries; New Orica-GreenEdge sponsor announcement expected soon; Sonar helps police catch drivers passing too close to cyclists; Cyclocosm’s 2016 Tour de France Preview; Behind the scenes with Bob Jungels

Astana brings Aru and Nibali to Tour

by CyclingTips

Fabio Aru, winner of the 2015 Vuelta a Espana, will lead the Astana team at the Tour de France. Last month’s Giro d’Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali will race along side his Italian teammate, in a support role and as preparation for the Olympic road race. In turn Aru will ride for Nibali in Rio.

Aru has had a tame season so far. Though he won a stage at the Criterium du Dauphiné, he finished 45th overall.

Should Aru falter in his Tour debut, the team would turn to Nibali for overall aspirations.

Jakob Fuglsang and Tanel Kangert, key support riders for Nibali at the Giro, are also on the roster. Diego Rosa is also racing his first Tour.

Fabio Aru
Vincenzo Nibali
Jacob Fuglsang
Tanel Kangert
Alexey Lutsenko
Luis Leon Sanchez
Diego Rosa
Andriy Grivko
Paolo Tiralongo