Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 26, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Kluge spoils sprinters’ day and gives IAM a reason to smile at Giro d’Italia; Wout Van Aert wins Baloise Belgium Tour prologue; Project 2016: The story behind USA Cycling’s revolutionary new track bikes; Chaves loses teammate support in Mezgec; Dimension Data seeking Grand Tour squad for 2017; British Cycling review panel names three; Sagan seeking wildcard spot for cross-country MTB at Rio Olympics; Giant-Alpecin names Tour de France long-list; Reports link Degenkolb to Trek-Segafredo; Teenaged Dygert’s talent still seems limitless; Giro stage 17 highlights; An Post RáS 2016 – Stage 3 highlights; 360 video of descent; Wiggins to race London six day race; Orica-GreenEdge backstage pass: Giro stage 17

Chaves loses teammate support in Mezgec

by CyclingTips

Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge), currently second overall at the Giro d’Italia, lost support in teammate Luka Mezgec, who left the race due to a broken scaphoid, sustained in a crash on stage 11.

Chaves wins stage 14 ahead of Kruijswijk and Georg Preidler.

Chaves wins stage 14 ahead of Kruijswijk and Georg Preidler.

“We had some initial scans which showed nothing, but with scaphoids it can take a couple of days to develop,” said sport director Matt White.

“We got him re-checked today because he has been riding with a lot of pain for the last five days and it’s been confirmed that he has fractured his right scaphoid.”

The team is also understaffed with Sam Bewley nursing pain in his hip. Chaves lost time on Tuesday’s stage to overall leader Steven Kruisjwijk (Lotto-Jumbo).

More importantly he allowed third-place Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) to inch closer, now only 23 seconds behind Chaves.

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