Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 12, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Cam Meyer heads UniSA-Australia Tour Down Under lineup; Sarah Storey says UCI was warned about short notice for track championships; Albert responds to Mathieu van der Poel insult; Adri van der Poel responds to Neils Albert’s critcism; Stybar ready for 2017 season; British Cycling announces UCI Cyclocross World ; Paul Voss retires after not finding a new team; Patrick Gretsch announces retirement; Assen to host 2017 INAS world championships; Handcyclist versus fixie; Fixie in a winter wonderland.

British Cycling announces UCI Cyclocross World Championships team

by CyclingTips

Recently crowned national champions Nikki Brammeier and Ian Field will headline Great Britain’s teams in the elite categories at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Luxembourg, with the women’s team having a strong shot at a high result.

Gieten - Netherlands - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme Harris Brammeier Nikki (Great Britain / Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) pictured during the women’s race of the Cyclocross of Gieten - photo Anton Vos/Cor Vos © 2016

British champion Nikki Brammeie.

Joining Brammeier in the women’s race are Helen Wyman and Hannah Payton. Both Brammeier and Wyman have had a rough season as a result of crashing into each other at the start of the European Championship race in November. Brammeier was able to return to racing in mid-December and has posted top-ten results in every event, including two World Cups.

“We have selected a strong Great Britain team for the World Championships this year with some real potential across the categories,” said head coach Iain Dyer. “It’s great to see both Nikki Brammeier and Helen Wyman return from injury to represent the team once again.”

Reigning U23 world champion and current national champion Evie Richards will try to defend her title, joined by Ffion James and Amira Mellor.

Billy Harding is the sole representative in the U23 men’s race.

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