Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

December 12, 2016

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Aert and Cant victorious at Essen CX meet; BMC confirms its 2017 roster; Astana reveals its final roster for the 2017 season; Bardet’s Giro plans on hold, will again race the Tour in 2017; Nathan Haas on learning from Edvald Boasson-Hagen; Sean Lake targeting Australian Road Nationals time trial; Parcours revealed for 2017 Tour de Romandie; David Rebellin signs with Continental team; Ag2r-La Mondiale trainee killed while hiking; How wildcard places were awarded in WorldTour races in 2016.

David Rebellin signs with Continental team

by CyclingTips

Continental team has revealed the 45-year-old Davide Rebellin will join its ranks for the 2017 season.

Rebellin, who has spent the past four years with the Polish Pro Continental team CCC Sprandi Polkowice, is the second signing announced by the team after the involvement of former teammate Stefan Schumacher was confirmed last week.

“The great all-rounder rider, despite his age (45 years), joins the team not only to show all his talent, but also to offer his experience to the youngest riders of the team that will have the opportunity to learn from one of the most important ‘teachers’ of the peloton,” a team press release said.

Among the victories in Rebellin’s long career are Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Fleche Wallonne (three times) and the Amstel Gold Race. He won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing but was stripped of that result when he tested positive for CERA. He served a two-year ban and returned to the sport in 2011.