Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 23, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Dries de Bondt wins Halle-Ingooigem; LottoNL-Jumbo team demands apology over hidden motor claims against Roglic; Despite Olympic selection, Dimension Data wants Cavendish to complete Tour; Strava report debunks myth that women; Talansky re-signs with Cannondale, skipping Tour; Team Sky Tour de France roster; BMC Tour de France roster; LottoNL-Jumbo for Tour de France; Controversy over leaked British Olympic cycling roster; Emma Pooley signs with Lotto-Soudal; Favourites for Dutch TT title absent; Win your commute with Tour de Bike Lane; Ion Izaguirre hits 110km/h at Suisse time trial; Chris Hoy races Le Mans

Despite Olympic selection, Dimension Data wants Cavendish to complete Tour

by VeloClub

Previous indications from British Cycling that Mark Cavendish might not complete the Tour de France because of his ambition of riding the Rio Olympics may have raised questions about the Manxman contesting the final sprint in Paris, but that situation may well have changed.

According to Team Dimension Data Principal Douglas Ryder, Cavendish’s current employer, he and the team are hopeful that their new signing will be battling for what would be a remarkable fifth stage win on the Champs Elysees.

Ryder spoke to CyclingTips in recent days and said that the team believes that it is possible for the 31 year old to perform strongly in the Tour, complete that race and also be in the right shape to chase gold in Rio. This contradicts previous sentiments expressed by Shane Sutton, who was until recently British Cycling’s technical director.

Sutton said in March that Cavendish had to commit to withdrawing early in order to be considered for the team.

Sutton later stood down amid controversy over what some said was bullying of riders. The Australian disputes the claims.

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