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.

Boonen unlikely for Belgian road race championship

by CyclingTips

Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) did not contest the Belgian time trial championship on Thursday, citing trouble with a viral infection, and is unsure if he will be well enough to race the road race on Sunday.

“This is not going too well. I have lots of power, but my breathing is not as it should be,” he said.

“I will try to recover well during these three days. I thought it was going to go [away by now].”

Team sports director Wilfried Peeters confirmed the diagnosis as, “mild respiratory problems.”

“It is nothing serious, but he does not feel 100%. He wants [to contend], not just make an appearance. So he takes a rest not to endanger his participation in the road race.”

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