Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 1, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Giacoppo regains lead with stage win at Tour of Japan; Problems continue with Rio Olympic velodrome construction; More operations for Stig Broeckx following motorcycle-caused crash;  Sergio Henao cleared to return to racing; David De La Cruz sidelined after emergency appendectomy; Skjerping alleges negligence with motorcycle crash at Belgium Tour; Team win rankings update post-Giro; Eddy Merckx accused of corruption; Police suggest one metre passing law will increase dangers; Jacky Durand calls for feed zone safety measures; Sci-Con world bike backing champion crowned; Recovery is key to stage racing

David De La Cruz sidelined after emergency appendectomy

by Mark Zalewski

An appendectomy is forcing Etixx-QuickStep’s David De La Cruz to take a break from racing for the next three weeks. The Spaniard was set to race the Critérium du Dauphiné beginning on Sunday, but underwent surgery on Monday.

De La Cruz raced the Giro d’Italia through the individual time trial on stage 15, and has raced since the Santos Tour Down Under in January and finished in the top-20 at Paris-Nice.

“I’m upset, because the condition was there, despite having to abandon the Giro d’Italia, and I was eager to race Dauphiné, especially as last year I came 13th in the GC,” he said.

“But things are as they are, so I will now take a rest. Once I’ll return to training I will talk to the team about my program and goals for the remaining of the season, because now I’m even more motivated to show what I can do.”

The 27-year-old’s racing programme will now change as a result of his absence, according to the team.

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