Bassons stops motor doper; Trek-Segafredo finalizes 2018 roster: Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

October 3, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Bassons chases down motor-doping amateur in France; British sprinter Dan McLay signs with EF Education First-Drapac for 2018; Trek-Segafredo finalizes 2018 lineup with Tsgabu Grmay, Nicola Conci signings; Gaudry sacked as CEO of Hawthorn after five months on job; Brennauer leaves Canyon-SRAM for Wiggle High 5; Lotto-Soudal Ladies team announces six new additions to 2018 roster; Sarah Roy continues with Orica-Scott through 2019; Movistar women’s team announces roster of eight for 2018; Pawlowska breaks Boels-Dolman contract to join Team Virtu Cycling.

Brennauer leaves Canyon-SRAM for Wiggle High 5

by Aliya Traficante, Ella Intern

Former world time-trial champion Lisa Brennauer will leave Canyon-SRAM to join Wiggle High 5 in 2018. The 29-year-old German bring significant power to Wiggle High 5, with the 2014 world TT title, three world TTT gold medals, and numerous road race wins under her belt.

“The change is an important step in my career,” said Brennauer. “I’m looking forward to it, it’s about new influences that I expect a lot from. I’m looking forward to work with the team and my new teammates, most of whom I know already. I’m happy that i have the opportunity for a change to something new and different to make a next step forward.

“This change is also about new responsibilities,” she added. “I’m in the middle of my career as a cyclist and could gain some experience already. I’m looking forward to share this experience and knowledge with young riders and maybe give good input to form the races.”

“We have been trying to sign Lisa for many years so to finally welcome her to Wiggle High5 is a real pleasure,” said DS Rochelle Gilmore. “Lisa is one of very few athletes who can offer a team everything, she’s the complete package; a super nice person, very experienced, a leader on and off the bike…. and she’s a time trial specialist who can also climb well and sprint with the best.”