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by Mark Zalewski
February 8, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bicycle Coalition hopes to save cancelled Philly Cycling Classic with petition; Abuse of power in women’s cycling, an all too familiar story: Bridie O’Donnell; Jolien Verschueren ends season early; Corné van Kessel extends for two years; 1956 Tour de France winner Roger Walkowiak dead at 89; Former Australian track athlete says ‘experimental surgeries’ left her scarred; Bicycles shown in six Super Bowl advertisements; Teaser video for UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships; Peter Sagan training for the win; Video: Underwater spinning.
Corné van Kessel has extended his contract with his Telenet-Fidea Lions team for two years until the end of 2019.
Corné van Kessel winning the Centrumcross of Surhuisterveen.
“I am very pleased with the contract renewal,” van Kessel said. “This is a confirmation that I had a good season. Almost every course I put down a good result. I worked hard with my trainer Kris Wouters last summer and that allowed me the opportunity to race in some of the World Cup events and the DVV Insurance Trophy in full.”
The Dutch rider had only one win this year but had nine podiums. He also finished fifth at the World Championships in Bieles.
“Since last winter Corné has had a very consistent performance,” said team manager Sven Nys. “But in addition Corné is also a very pleasant rider to work with, he is always ready for the team and gives the full 100% of himself at every practice and every race.”