Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 5, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Albasini wins sprint on second stage of Pais Vasco, Matthews retains lead; Jules wins Circuit Cycliste Sarthe opener; Carpenter, Winder win Joe Martin Stage Race in Arkansas; Flanders champ Gilbert to skip Paris-Roubaix; Naesen taking aim at Paris-Roubaix; Sinkeldam tapped for Sunweb in Paris-Roubaix; Leopold König unable to race Giro due to injury; Scheldeprijs set to honour Boonen in his final Belgian race; Keagan Girdlestone completes first race as recovery continues to go well; Chris Hoy looking to ride across Antartica; Video: Meet Sarah Hammer; Video: Ride. Run. Play. Episode 1; Video: High Country Charity Ride.

Chris Hoy looking to ride across Antartica

by CyclingTips

British track cycling legend Chris Hoy said that he is keen on attempting to ride across the continent of Antartica, but is seeking a partner in covering the 1,528.8km distance.

“It’s a strange and huge challenge,” he told the Scottish Sun. “I’m trying to find somebody stupid enough to do it with me. We’re chatting to a few people.”

He said that he and his team are heading to Iceland to test a bike built to withstand the cold conditions.

If successful, Hoy would be the first person to accomplish the feat.

Daniel Burton was the first to ride from the coast to the South Pole on a two-wheel bicycle, covering the 1,247km from Hercules Inlet in 2014 on a Borealis Yampa fatbike. Others have completed this trek using a combination of bike, skis and other methods.

Click through to read more at the Scottish Sun.