Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 15, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Esteban Chaves staying upbeat about debut Tour despite racing calendar disruptions; British Cycling’s new performance director says he will not prevent riders from consulting Shane Sutton; Vos curbing expectations ahead of Amstel Gold Race; Matthews ready for a change of Classics tactics with Sunweb; UCI Track World Championships continue with strong Aussie performance; Jason Kenny to retire before the next Olympics?; CCC-SprandiPolkowice bikes stolen ahead of Amstel Gold Race; Teams using Tour of the Alps as rehearsal for Giro; Belgian federation educating young cyclists to not imitate pros; Mancebo signs with U.S. Continental team Canyon Bicycles Pro Cycling; Putting a stamp on a world title; 2017 UCI Track World Championships, day 2 highlights; Video: Handmade – Brompton Bikes.

CCC-SprandiPolkowice bikes stolen ahead of Amstel Gold Race

by CyclingTips

The Polish CCC-SprandiPolkowice team said on Twitter Friday that thieves broke into their team truck overnight and stole all the bikes and spare wheels. The team is in The Netherlands for the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday.

“Bad news from The Netherlands. On the night between Thursday and Friday all of our bikes and spare wheels were stolen from our truck,” the team posted.

“Despite the Circumstances we will take part in the Amstel Gold Race — we are working on bringing spare bikes to the Netherlands.”

This follows another team that had bikes stolen recently. The U.S. women’s team Sho-Air TWENTY20 had nine Felt bikes stolen from its trailer, including both road and time trial bikes. The team is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to their recovery.