Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 17, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Chloe Hosking jumps up to top step of podium in hilly stage 3 of Santos Women’s Tour; Tour Down Under GC battle looms at Paracombe: ‘One of the hardest stages the TDU has seen’; Fractured clavicle ends Toon Aerts’ season; Riders react to Italian World Cup course; Wout van Aert shifts focus to world championship questionable for Hoogerheide; Fight for Giro d’Italia wildcard invite to be fierce; Pinarello responds to claims of intellectual property infringement; Vanmarcke reveals spring Classics programme; Devriendt has knee surgery; Video: 2017 Cylance Pro Cycling; The Road Less Traveled – Why do you ride gravel?; Steven Ceballos Urbano de Manizales jump.

Devriendt has knee surgery

by CyclingTips

Wanty Groupe-Gobert’s Tom Devriendt had successful knee surgery last week with the team saying the hope is he will be ready for the spring Classics.

“The rehabilitation is progressing well,” said Devriendt. “I hope to be able to join the team soon, hopefully at the Ruta del Sol to train while my teammates contest the race.”

The 25-year-old had surgery to repair cartilage problems in his knee.

“Tom has to recover until January 26 and then, if all goes well, he can resume training on the bike again,” said Sport director Hilaire Van der Schueren. “It’s an unfortunate situation because Tom is an important rider on our team. I hope we can take him to the Ruta del Sol to train. Hopefully he will be ready for the spring Classics.”

Devriendt finished fourth in the points category and eighth overall at the Tour de Picardie last year, and also had a top-ten at the Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt.