Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 28, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Late-stage attack gives Devenyns overall victory in Tour de Wallonie; Benatti wins Tour of Denmark, stage 1; UCI finds no evidence of motor usage at Tour de France; Analysis: What can pro cycling learn from the IOC’s handling of whistleblowers?; Gilbert to Etixx-QuickStep?; Nibali responds to critics ahead of Olympics; Bahrain Cycling Team moving forward; Iranian women arrested for cycling in public; German broadcaster ARD uncertain about future Tour coverage; Raleigh increases prices by 10 percent after Brexit; Man who knocked cyclist off bike and choked him spared criminal record; Cast members from ‘American Flyers’ to appear at Interbike awards; Five Thirty Eight podcast discusses Team Sky dominance; Wiggle-High5 at La Course; Real Team Sky meets Mini Team Sky; Questionable course design at Tour of Denmark

Cast members from ‘American Flyers’ to appear at Interbike awards

by CyclingTips

Following last year’s “Breaking Away” cast reunion at the Interbike Awards Gala, this year’s ceremony will include an appearance by some of the cast members of the 1985 cycling film “American Flyers.”

Kevin Costner has since retired but no post about cyclists moustache's is complete without his mention.

Kevin Costner has since retired but no post about cyclists moustache’s is complete without his mention.

The film’s main character, David Marshall Grant, will appear, along with Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul and Luca Bercovici.

Kevin Costner and Robert Townsend are still considering participation. The IB ceremony is set for 22 September at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center’s South Pacific Ballroom.

“At last year’s event, it was evident from many in attendance that some of the classic cycling films of the past have had a profound impact on all of our lives,” said Pat Hus, the vice president of Interbike. “We had such a memorable experience with the “Breaking Away” cast last year, that we thought we’d try again with another iconic cycling movie from the ’80’s – and with the help of Alexandra Paul, everything just came together. Interbike attendees and exhibitors are in for a great night at the IB Awards.”

The 1985 movie was also written by “Breaking Away” writer Steve Tesich, was one of Costner’s first starring roles. Though it never attained the same critical acclaim it is considered a cult-classic in the cycling community. Interbike will host a free showing of the movie for all Interbike attendees with popcorn.

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