Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 6, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: By a hair! Kittel takes photo-finish sprint over Coquard at Tour de France; Giro Rosa Round-up: Tiffany Cromwell outsprints them all in stage 4, Stevens stays in pink; Canty wins first climbing stage of Tour of Austria; Australian Olympic cycling team announced; UCI ‘happy to collaborate’ with others in fighting motor use; Tour leader Sagan on safety in the bunch: ‘I don’t want to fight with sprinters and also GC riders’; Bouhanni suing over fight; Brailsford says Cummings’ complaint should be heard; Rihs: BMC Racing Team is holding out for a backer like Apple; Anna van der Breggen to join Boels-Dolmans in 2017; Doug Ryder on a rejuvenated Mark Cavendish: ‘What a f**king legend’; Tour de France, stage 4 recap; Etixx-QuickStep before, after stage 3; Between stages with Giant-Alpecin; Cavendish waiting for photo finish results; Kittel exhausted

Brailsford says Cummings’ complaint should be heard

by CyclingTips

Team Sky head David Brailsford says that the complaint by Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) over Olympic non-selection due to bias should be taken into account. Cummings had called for Sky performance manager Rod Ellingworth to step down as Team GB coach citing a conflict of interest.

Sir Dave Brailsford (GBR)

“I don’t have any influence over, or involvement with British Cycling any more but obviously they’ve asked Rod to be on the selection panel and he has,” Brailsford told Cycling Weekly.

“So in that sense there’s always going to be a challenge I think if you work for a team and then are a selector for a country. That inherently is always going to pose a problem. I think it needs to be taken into account, for sure, from a British Cycling point of view when they put their selection panels together.”

Cummings is standing by his criticism of the selection. “I’ve already said I think clearly there is a link. If my boss picks the team of the Olympics he picks me, it’s normal,” Cummings said.

Four of the five road race slots allocated to Team GB went to Team Sky riders.

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