Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 29, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Viviani takes sprint win in a sunny Romandie stage; Groenewegen repeats opening stage win at Tour de Yorkshire; Chad Young ‘not expected to recover’ after Tour of the Gila crash; Tired but proud: Gracie Elvin on her best spring season yet; Navardauskas out of Giro with illness; Team Sky with Thomas, Landa for Giro; Van Garderen, Dennis set to lead BMC at Giro; Pozzovivo leads AG2R La Mondiale at Giro; Barguil suffers broken pelvis in Romandie crash; Bosmans moves to ERA-Circus team early; Video: 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour: Canyon SRAM Racing; JOY RIDE – A cycling adventure in western Oregon; Video: JOSH and HUNT The Next Chapter; Video: Cycle.

Chad Young ‘not expected to recover’ after Tour of the Gila crash

by Wade Wallace

American racer Chad Young is “not expected to recover” from injuries he sustained in a crash at the Tour of the Gila last Sunday, his Axeon Hagens Berman team announced today. The 21-year-old from Newmarket, New Hampshire suffered severe head injuries when he crashed on a mountain descent in the final stage of the New Mexico race. Young was airlifted to hospital in Tucson, Arizona following the crash and was said to be in a “stable condition” the following day.

In a statement published Thursday, Axeon Hagens Berman general manager, Axel Merckx, provided clarification about Young’s condition.

“There have been conflicting news reports concerning the condition of Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team rider Chad Young, who crashed Sunday in the Tour of the Gila,” the statement read. “Unfortunately, Chad is not expected to recover from his injuries.

“At this time, his family asks for privacy. We at Axeon Hagens Berman respect the family’s wishes and want them to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers during this devastating and difficult time.”

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