Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 12, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Froome takes narrow lead into Tour’s first rest day: ‘It’s up to other teams now’; Joaquim Rodriguez to retire at end of season; Contador scheduled for medical review Tuesday; Dani King loses Olympic appeal; Bjarne Riis happy to see Tinkov leaving; Kittel, Martin publish demands for safety; Sunweb to move up to title sponsor of Giant-Alpecin team in 2017; Dutch lottery renews sponsorship for two year; Cannondale-Drapac riders keeping cool at night; Melbourne’s scariest cycling paths: Perception and reality collide; Tour de France, stage 9 on-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass, stage 9; Fans on the stage 8 final climb; Team Giant-Alpecin celebrates Dumoulin; Cycling in the rain!

Dani King loses Olympic appeal

by CyclingTips

London Olympic gold medalist Dani King says her appeal for a place on the Great Britain road race team in Rio has failed.

Dani King sprinting away from her teammates

King, who won gold in the team pursuit at London 2012, has claimed the selection process was unfair. Though she suffered a major crash in 2014 she has since recovered and is the second-highest ranked British rider, behind Lizzie Armitstead.

British Cycling instead chose Emma Pooley and Nikki Harris to support Armistead, though King finished better than both at the national road race championship.

“I have been told they felt they had gone with the selection criteria,” she told the BBC.

“I don’t think there’s much I can do any more, so I will just be on that reserve spot for Rio,” she said.

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