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by Mark Zalewski
January 25, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gaviria wins San Juan opener in confusing finish with peloton misdirected; Nicole Cooke critical of British Cycling and UK Anti Doping, questions Team Sky; Behind closed doors at the Tour Down Under with Katusha-Alpecin; Pauwels and van der Poel post doping control forms on social media; Nizzolo nursing knee injury, delays season start; Costs for 2015 Grand Depart city of Utrecht rise again, shortfall nearly 600,000 euros; Irish team for CX nationals after all?; Bart Wellens rides the World Championship course; Dutch sprinter Laurine van Riessen joins Matrix Pro Cycling; Montana lawmaker drafts bill to ban cycling on rural roads; 12th Brompton World Championship announced; CyclingTips to livestream Race Melbourne, the Cadel’s Race curtain-raiser criterium; Motorcyclist, driving in bike lane, meets karma.
CyclingTips will be live-streaming the inaugural Towards Zero Race Melbourne, the curtain-raiser kermesse to this weekend’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. Race Melbourne will be held this Thursday January 26 — Australia Day — on the Albert Park Formula 1 circuit and you’ll be able to catch all the action live on the CyclingTips Facebook page.
The women’s event starts at 9:30am AEST and will be contested over 12 laps of the 5.3km circuit for a total of 63.6km. The men’s event starts at 12:30pm and will be raced over 22 laps for a total of 116.6km. We’ll be livestreaming both the women’s and men’s events.
Thirteen of the sport’s 17 WorldTour teams will be in attendance for the men’s Race Melbourne, in addition to four Pro Continental teams, an Australian National team, and the IsoWhey Sports-SwissWellness Continental team.
The women’s event will feature nine UCI teams — including Orica-Scott, Wiggle-High 5, UnitedHealthcare, Canyon-SRAM and Hagens Berman-Supermint — as well as four Australian National Road Series teams.
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