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by Mark Zalewski
July 5, 2016
In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Number 28: Cavendish takes stage win, ties Hinault for second all-time; Giro Rosa Round-up: another Wiggle-High5 victory with Chloe Hosking in stage 3, Stevens stays in pink; Another field sprint in Austria; Sagan and Contador: A day of very contrasting fortunes; Rethinking the 3km rule; Girl struck by publicity caravan on stage 3; Brailsford praises Cookson regarding UCI-ASO conflict; Tony Martin linked to Bora-hansgrohe for 2017; Plans to use pro cyclists’ training, racing data to help stop doping; Premier League referees cycle to all clubs for charity; Tour de France, stage 3 on-board highlights; Tour de France, stage 3 recap; How to pack for the Tour De France with Adam Hansen; Orica-Bike Exchange stage 2 ‘Backstage Pass’; Oleg Tinkov celebrates Sagan victory
Team Sky head David Brailsford praised UCI president Brian Cookson’s efforts to come away with a compromise with the ASO, despite some teams that have said they are unhappy with the results.
“A little bit of compromise and collaborative approach is the best way,” Brailsford said speaking to media at the Tour de France.
“If you try to change too quickly, and the whole thing gets blocked. Thankfully, Brian (Cookson) and the guys at ASO have shown that flexibility. A massive part of leadership is being able to step back, and take another look.”
Before the compromise the two sides were heading towards what many were calling a cycling civil war.
“We’ve avoided that,” Brailsford said. “Fairplay to Brian. One of Brian’s attributes, he will stop and think, and commonsense will prevail. I think it was a wise move.”
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