Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 25, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Controversy in US Olympic selection as Armstrong makes women’s team while national champion is left off; Phinney, Guarnier headline 2016 US Olympic team; British Cycling announces Olympic team; How a “crushed” Howes missed the U.S. Olympic team; Books, training and quiet in the middle of nowhere: How Marianne Vos prepares for Rio; Jones abruptly leaves Giant-Alpecin, ready for “next step” in life; Contador out of Spanish national championships; Boonen unlikely for Belgian road race championship; Tony Martin adds another TT national title; Floyd Landis to enter cannabis business; Alleged drunk driver hits cyclist from behind; Cyclists protest Brexit leave campaigner Boris Johnson.

Books, training and quiet in the middle of nowhere: How Marianne Vos prepares for Rio

by VeloClub

Defending Olympic gold medallist, Marianne Vos, is taking a solitary approach to the final run-up to the Rio Olympics. Instead of using racing as training, including the upcoming Giro Rossa, she is stepping away from the peloton to find her focus.

Here is an excerpt from the feature:

After the Dutch national championships this weekend, Vos will be spending some time in Italy on a training camp while the rest of her Rabo-Liv team races the Giro.

“I’m mostly looking for peace and quiet. In a location in the middle of nowhere I’ll be able to train on the flats as well as in the mountains and do exactly was is best for me,” she says.

Vos reveals that she’ll be taking a stack of books with her, including a biography of Dutch judoka and gold Olympic medallist, Edith Bosch.

“Athletes can learn a lot from each other and a book like that gives me extra inspiration leading up to the Olympic Games,” says Vos.

The fruits of her trainingcamp labor will be put to the test at Thüringen Rundfahrt before maiing her final pre-Rio appearance at La Course in Paris on July 24.

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