Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 25, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Controversy in US Olympic selection as Armstrong makes women’s team while national champion is left off; Phinney, Guarnier headline 2016 US Olympic team; British Cycling announces Olympic team; How a “crushed” Howes missed the U.S. Olympic team; Books, training and quiet in the middle of nowhere: How Marianne Vos prepares for Rio; Jones abruptly leaves Giant-Alpecin, ready for “next step” in life; Contador out of Spanish national championships; Boonen unlikely for Belgian road race championship; Tony Martin adds another TT national title; Floyd Landis to enter cannabis business; Alleged drunk driver hits cyclist from behind; Cyclists protest Brexit leave campaigner Boris Johnson.

Contador out of Spanish national championships

by CyclingTips

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) is withdrawing from this weekend’s Spanish national championships, citing health reasons.

“Hello everyone! I’m sorry to say that because of health concerns I won’t be taking part in the nationals this weekend (Saturday). I hope it’s a good race,” he said via Twitter.

Contador is looking for his third Tour de France title next month and is not taking any chances ahead of that campaign.

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) are two of the favourites ahead of Saturday’s road race. The race was moved up a day early so as not to conflict with the national elections.

Movistar swept the podium in the time trial championships withIon Izagirre beating teammate Jonathan Castroviejo by 22 seconds, and Valverde in third.

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