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by Mark Zalewski
December 9, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: British Cycling investigation cleared Sutton of eight of nine charges; British government to bail out UK sport after shortfall; Herning to host 2017 European Road Cycling Championships; Geraint Thomas calls Wiggins’ TUE controversy a grey area; Storey says British Cycling controversies not a distraction; Gerrans to race Herald Sun Tour; Sun Tour Falls Creek finish extended to the resort; Pellizotti signs with Bahrain-Merida; Coach says Wiggins has enough for one more Olympics; Olympians headline Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals races; Pavlukhina signs with Astana Women’s Team; Police use audio from incident that killed cyclist in anti-drink driving campaign; Boardman calls for overhaul of British Highway Code; Woman rides high-wheel across America; Vancouver’s Multi-Modal Success Story; Bikepacking Vietnam: The Documentary.
In September 2016, pro MTB and road cyclist Paul van der Ploeg and CyclingAbout.com founder Alee Denham jetted off to Vietnam for two weeks to explore the country’s northernmost province of Ha Giang. The goal: “To find the biggest mountains and the best roads.”
They achieved that aim, covering more than 1,500km and climbing roughly 30,000 vertical metres in what was a challenging but rewarding adventure. Check out the documentary to see how the trip unfolded.