Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 1, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Americans at the 2016 Tour de France: Who’s racing, and what are their objectives?; Drapac signs five-year deal as co-title sponsor of Cannondale Pro Cycling Team; hansgrohe joins Bora as co-sponsor for 2017; Sagan joining Bora–Hansgrohe in 2017?; Cycling Canada names team for Rio; Numainville left off Canadian Olympic team; Tiffany Cromwell: “It’s not the end of the world if I’m not selected [for Rio]”; Wiggle and Chain Reaction merger approved; USADA, UCI sign information-sharing agreement; Cylance roster for Giro Rosa; Giant-Alpecin unveils special “July Kit” for Tour de France; Cyclist killed by grizzly bear; Bike share cyclist arrested for slapping fire fighter; Pro mountain biker takes Walmart bike down serious trails

Cycling Canada names team for Rio

by CyclingTips

Canada will send 19 athletes to compete in the cycling events at the Rio Olympics, including recently crowned time trial champion Tara Whitten and first-year WorldTour rider Mike Woods in the road races.

“I’m very proud of what our athletes, coaches and staff have achieved in securing the highest number of Olympic quota spots for cycling in recent years,” said Jacques Landry, High Performance Director.

“Thanks to our more centralized programs, where we’ve been able to optimize our daily training environments, I am confident that we have the systems and processes in place that will put our cyclists in the best possible position to generate top Olympic performances.”

“We have proven ourselves to be contenders for the top step of the podium at every competition we have attended since London 2012 and I fully expect us to be ready to challenge for the gold in Rio,” said Olympic medalist Jasmin Glaesser.

Georgia Simmerling, who competed in alpine skiing at Vancouver 2010 and ski cross at Sochi 2014, will be the the first Canadian athlete to compete in a different sport at three Olympic Games as she rides on the team pursuit squad.

Click through to read more at Cycling Canada.