Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 20, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vos doubles wins at Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen; Gidich wins third stage of Tour of Qinghai Lake; Four talking points from the 2016 Giro Rosa; Anatomy of a bike throw: Sagan’s stage-winning lunge for the line; Battle with the broom wagon: Suffering to stay in the Tour; How the Week Was Won: 2016 Tour de France, Stages 10-16; Rohan Dennis leaving Tour de France; A mid-season chat: Joe Dombrowski talks beer, cars, and renewed contract with Cannondale-Drapac; Cummings replaces Kennaugh for Olympic road race; AG2R LA MONDIALE extends sponsorship through 2020; Turkish Olympian motivated to perform at Qinghai Lake following failed coup attempt in Ankara; Team Sky on Pinarello through 2020; List of Tour de France team budgets; Sagan at the Tour de France, by the numbers; Tour de France, stage 16 on-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass, stage 16; Tour of Qinghai Lake, stage 2 highlights

Cummings replaces Kennaugh for Olympic road race

by CyclingTips

Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) will be part of Great Britain’s squad for the 2016 Olympic Games road race in Rio de Janeiro, after Peter Kennaugh (Sky) withdrew himself from selection.

Cummings took an emphatic solo victory in Lac de Payolle. Photo: Cor Vos

Cummings took an emphatic solo victory in Lac de Payolle. Photo: Cor Vos

“I’ve shown over the 2016 season to date that I am in great shape and I look forward to going to Rio to represent my country and hopefully we as a team come back with a medal from the road race,” said Cummings.

Cummings has had a strong season to date, including winning stage seven of the Tour de France. As such, his non-selection drew much criticism, particularly from Cummings himself who called for the removal of the head coach, citing a conflict of interest involving Team Sky.

Kennaugh, who broke his collarbone during the Tour of California in May, voluntarily gave up his selection. “London 2012 was one of the highlights of my career so I am gutted to be missing out on Rio but, knowing that I am not able to give my best, I felt it was my duty to withdraw.”

Cummings will join Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Adam Yates and Ian Stannard in GB’s five-man line-up for the road race, with Froome racing the individual time trial.

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