Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 26, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Top race organisers reduce team and peloton sizes in Grand Tours, Classics and other events; Provisional Australian NRS calendar released for 2017: Four races added, two return; UCI officially issues WorldTour, ProContinental licenses; WADA publishes 2015 testing report; WADA suspends Mexico City lab; Russian Paralympic Committee given long list of rules for reinstatement by IPC; CANYON//SRAM announces 2017 roster; An Post-ChainReaction solidifies roster; Former NFTO team loses title sponsor, in jeopardy of closing; Former pro found guilty after race crash caused rider death; Death of British cyclist who fell off cliff in Pyrenees ruled accidental; Cyclist breaks Billie Fleming’s 77-year-old record; Best of the 2016 UCI Women’s WorldTour.

Cyclist breaks Billie Fleming’s 77-year-old record

by CyclingTips

Kajsa Tylen from Nottingham, has cycled 47,642 km (29,604 miles), besting Billie Fleming 1938 record, in order to motivate others to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

The 38-year-old business analyst who is originally from Sweden, battled through illness, bad weather and pain to surpass her hero’s record. In addition to Britain, she rode in parts of Europe including Sweden, Finland and Germany.

Rather than raising money she asked for “Sweat Pledges,” pledges by people to start exercising more, similar to Billie Fleming’s goal.

She has given her ride data to Guinness World Records and is expecting them to verify her record soon.

Fleming set her record without any support, while Tylen’s mother supported her daughter, driving behind in a caravan.

Click through to read more at the BBC.