Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 23, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Live coverage of women’s Cadel Evans Road Race, WorldTour status could be next; Rory Sutherland on Quintana and Contador’s similarities, being a team workhorse and more; Investigation finds possible corruption in Ponferrada world championships funding; British Cycling annual report shows ‘tremendous growth’; Four cyclists nominated for Italian athlete of the year; Cadel Evans and George Hincapie to race Cape Epic; Olympic champ Laura Kenny to return to racing in London; Former Irish U23 Jack Wilson ends career; Drunk driver who killed cyclist released from prison early; Local politician ‘attacked’ by squirrel while cycling; 2016 Dutch National Headwind Championships; Cyclocross has gone to the dogs.

Cadel Evans and George Hincapie to race Cape Epic

by CyclingTips

Former BMC teammates Cadel Evans and George Hincapie will race the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race in South Africa next March. Evans, a two-time mountain bike world cup winner, should feel at home in the tough eight-day stage race.


“Ever since I first heard about the Absa Cape Epic, I have wanted to try it. But they tell me it’s very hard,” said Evans. “I am a racer, but we are competing against far more experienced riders so we have to be realistic. If George and I can put up with each other, and race hard without any major mishaps, that will be good.

“I have not competed seriously since February 2015. For training reasons, I will try to get some competition in before the Absa Cape Epic.”

Hincapie is less experienced in off-road racing, but seems to be keen on the attempt.

“Cadel made me do it,” Hincapie said. “And it looks like it’s going to be an amazing adventure. Troy (de Haas, BMC team manager) sent us some videos on the race to start visualising and preparing over the next months, but that’s about it. have always enjoyed riding off-road but have never really raced it, except just with mates at home.”

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