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Kristoff wins stage 1 of Abu Dhabi, concussion for Cavendish: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

February 22, 2018

Kristoff wins stage 1 of the Abu Dhabi Tour; Guardini, Ewan go close to victory in Abu Dhabi; Concussion diagnosis for Cavendish following early exit from Abu Dhabi Tour; Wiggins advises multiple world champion not to go to Team Sky; Riders’ association negotiates increased prizemoney from RCS Sport; Tweaks to Paris-Roubaix route unveiled, ASO confirms 29 sectors in all; CyclingTips Podcast: NAHBS predicts the future of bikes, plus a look at concussion tests; Video: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad teaser; Video: The system of winter transfers.

CyclingTips Podcast: NAHBS predicts the future of bikes, plus a look at concussion tests

by CyclingTips

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad kicks off the cobbled races this weekend, and it will feature the final 60km of the old Tour of Flanders course. That means the Muur van Geraardsbergen and the Bosberg are back in a finale, together at last.

A new blood test can detect proteins released when someone has a head injury. Right now, there’s no sport-wide concussion protocol in place. Does such a blood test have a place in cycling? How could it be used? We speak with a team doctor and Trek-Segafredo pro Toms Skujins, who suffered a head injury last season.

Nerd Alert! James Huang just got back from NAHBS, a reliable predictor of the bikes we’ll be riding (and yearning for) in a few years. #NAHBSnerds

And finally, Anne-Marije Rook sits down with world road champion Chantal Blaak (Boels-Dolmans) for a wide-ranging interview.

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