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.

British Cycling announces Olympic team

by CyclingTips

The British Olympic Association announced the cycling team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Friday. Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish are heading up the men’s track team while Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell Shand lead the women’s track squad.

Chris Froome will lead the men’s road efforts with Geraint Thomas, Pete Kennaugh, Adam Yates and Ian Stannard.

World road champion Lizzie Armitstead leads the women’s squad with Beijing 2008 time trial silver medallist Emma Pooley. Nikki Harris takes the final spot in a controversial selection over London Olympics gold medalist Dani King.

British Cycling programmes director Andy Harrison said: “I am pleased to announce such a strong squad of riders who will represent Team GB in Rio this summer.

“Our team has proven to be the leading nation for cycling in the past two Olympic cycles and our aim is to continue that momentum and be a sports team that Britain can be proud of. We’ve seen some good results across the disciplines this season and I’ve every confidence we can step it up once more for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”

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