Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 3, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Dahl sprints to biggest career win in Utah; Van Poppel sprints to Vuelta a Burgos opener win; Armitstead avoids Rio ban after winning UK Anti-Doping Court case; Nicole Cooke weighs-in on Armitstead missed tests; UCI expands WorldTour calendar for 2017; Froome: Team GB leader not decided for Rio; Atapuma, Dombrowski headline Tour of Utah GC battle, host of others look to spoil the duel; Lars Boom returns to LottoNL-Jumbo; Hugh Carthy joins Cannondale-Drapac for 2017; The next generation: Meet the 2016 WorldTour stagiaires; Germans bring extra track sprinter to Rio; Truck driver reported after filming road rage incident with cyclists; Trailer: “The Grey Escape”; Specialized Olympic bikes have colour-changing paint; Daniel Oss hair toss

Cadel Evans Road Race upgraded to WorldTour status

by CyclingTips

Following the UCI’s announcement, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race has confirmed that it has been successful in securing a place on the UCI WorldTour racing calendar from 2017 – 2019 with a three year license.

Cadel Evans, said gaining a spot on the UCI WorldTour calendar was his dream for the race.

“I am absolutely delighted that our vision has been realised and Australia now has its own modern one-day classic,” Evans said.

“For world cycling this means the classic season will now start in Geelong on January 29, 2017. And, our race will become a critical part of the season with teams and individuals vying for early season points in order to set up their entire year.

“To have such an important race showcase a beautiful region that feels like my ‘cycling backyard’ is something I am very proud of.”

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