Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 18, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alex Dowsett announces another hour record attempt; UCI provisionally suspends two Team Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour riders for CERA positive; Brailsford accepts invitation for Parliament hearing; Changes to Koksijde World Cup course; Rally Cycling finalises women’s roster; Team Novo Nordisk announces roster; Four British cyclists nominated as BT Sport Action Woman of the Year; Recyclable, folding paper cycling helmet wins James Dyson Award; For the Hell of it – A film dedicated to pedaling; We have been using rollers the wrong way; 1962 record speed attempt; One way to ask for better bike facilities in your office.

Changes to Koksijde World Cup course

by CyclingTips

The infamous sandy course of the Koksijde World Cup this weekend will be tougher than in years past as organisers have added a steep uphill sand climb not long after the start.

The course already features long stretches of sand dunes that usually require mid-point dismounts and plenty of running. While some riders are excited about the addition, likely because they are stronger at the uphill runs, others see it as messing with tradition.

“I miss the old course,” Dieter Vanthourenhout Tweeted. “Once again changed. This tends to try to resemble Zonhoven more.”

Klaas Vantornout, however, seems to prefer the uphill runs. “Koksijde recon: new running section uphill from the start!” he Tweeted. “Looking forward!”

Last year’s race featured a dramatic win in the men’s race by the retiring Sven Nys ahead of Wout Van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel. Sanne Cant won the women’s race ahead of Nikki Brammeier and Katie Compton. Brammeier will not be racing as she is currently recovering from a concussion after crashing at the European Championships.