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by Shane Stokes
June 20, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Dennis not optimistic about Tour de France selection; Moscon says conscience is clean after end of his suspension for racist comments; Analysing where British Cycling is at after the publication of controversial independent review; Elissonde psyched after netting third in Route du Sud; Canyon/SRAM Zwift Academy rider Leah Thorvilson gears up to ride the Giro Rosa; Rally Cycling dominates men’s and women’s North Star Grand Prix races; Cyclist writes own obituary to highlight dangers riders face; Team Sunweb riders chasing national championship success; Diplomatic immunity means Saudi driver looks set to escape prosecution over fatal dooring incident; Tour de Pharmacy official Trailer # 2; The Passion Of Cycling
Although he showed fine form in taking the prologue plus the final-day time trial in the Tour de Suisse, Rohan Dennis isn’t confident that the BMC Racing Team will select him for the upcoming Tour de France. The Australian rider spoke about the general classification hopes he has for his career prior to the start of the 2017 season, saying that he would concentrate on the Giro d’Italia, but was forced out of that race due to injury.
However, despite being in form and also fresh, he doesn’t think that he will be backing Richie Porte in the Tour.
“I’m still a reserve,” Dennis told Cyclingpro.net. “At this moment I’ll be staying at home and that’s what the plan was. To do the Giro. I would love to be there for Richie, he’s a good friend and to try and help him win would be amazing.
“It would be a dream come true, even if I’m not wearing yellow, to ride down the Champs-Élysées with the yellow jersey in my team. [But] At this stage, I don’t think I’m going and I’ll be cheering them on from my couch and enjoying a nice cold drink.”
However, according to The Advertiser, the squad’s high performance director Allan Peiper said that it would would monitor Dennis’s form following the Tour de Suisse and then make its final decision.
Click through to read more at Cycling Central and at The Advertiser.