In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Mitchelton-Scott: How GreenEdge plans to bring Chinese riders, and sponsors, to the WorldTour; Huffman, Wiles win Tour of the Gila; Scarponi to be buried Tuesday, in cycling kit; Impey breaks collarbone in Liege crash; Vansummeren joins Synergy Baku as advisor; Averin suspended for positive maldonium test; Chad Young in stable condition after bad crash at Gila; Meeusen moves up switch from Telenet-Fidea to Beobank Corendon; Lefevere acquitted for tax irregularities involving prize money; Grafton to Inverell to feature women’s category; Black Key Bulls, Kappa Alpha Theta win Little 500 titles; Watch a Little 500 rider exchange; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Liège-Bastogne-Liège highlights.
Your Tuesday Daily News Digest
The Axeon Hagens Berman team could not fully celebrate Jhonatan Narvaez’s win on the final Gila Monster stage of the Tour of the Gila as teammate Chad Young crashed hard mid-stage and was transported to hospital.
Update on Chad Young, hurt Sunday in a crash at #Gila2017: Thanks to everyone for the outpouring of support. He remains in stable condition.
— Axeon Hagens Berman (@axeonhb) April 24, 2017
“At this point, we simply ask everyone in the cycling community to please keep Chad in their thoughts and prayers,” said general manager Axel Merckx who was monitoring the race from his home in Canada.
Young’s crash came as he was chasing back after being part of an early 18-rider breakaway along with teammate Michael Rice. Young and teammate Edward Anderson both went down on the descent, along with at least four others. Anderson was treated by race medical staff for minor injuries and finished the stage.
A third-year member of the U23 development team, Young was competing in the Tour of the Gila for the first time and finished 11th in the previous criterium stage. Prior to the Tour of the Gila, he competed in the San Dimas Stage Race and the Joe Martin Stage Race. He also raced in Europe this spring at the Classica da Arrabida in Portugal.