Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 12, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Froome takes narrow lead into Tour’s first rest day: ‘It’s up to other teams now’; Joaquim Rodriguez to retire at end of season; Contador scheduled for medical review Tuesday; Dani King loses Olympic appeal; Bjarne Riis happy to see Tinkov leaving; Kittel, Martin publish demands for safety; Sunweb to move up to title sponsor of Giant-Alpecin team in 2017; Dutch lottery renews sponsorship for two year; Cannondale-Drapac riders keeping cool at night; Melbourne’s scariest cycling paths: Perception and reality collide; Tour de France, stage 9 on-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass, stage 9; Fans on the stage 8 final climb; Team Giant-Alpecin celebrates Dumoulin; Cycling in the rain!

Contador scheduled for medical review Tuesday

by CyclingTips

Team Tinkoff leader Alberto Contador will undergo a medical review in the CEMTRO Clinic of Madrid, following his departure from the Tour de France due to crashes and illness.

Tour de France stage 1

Contador had attacked on stage 9 of the Tour de France, but he said that was a final test to see if he could continue. Citing a fever he abandoned later int he stage.

The team announced the medical review and has a scheduled press conference following the examination.

“Dr. Manuel Leyes will examine the state of the Tinkoff rider after his abandon in the Tour de France after two consecutive crashes, from which he couldn’t recover,” the statement said. “After the medical examination to rule out possible injuries, Alberto Contador, accompanied by Dr. Leyes, will offer a press conference.”

Contador had the Rio Olympics in his race plan for the season.