Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 21, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Sagan returns to top of UCI rankings; Boels Dolmans continues women’s WorldTour dominance; Dimension Data ‘blown away’ by support for Keagan Girdlestone; Professional Cyclist Association to present revised security plan; Miguel Angel Lopez extends with Astana; Huffman, Walle wrap-up North Star Grand Prix wins; Giant USA lays off employees; AG2R-La Mondiale announces Tour de France team; Mike Woods returns after crash, focuses on Olympics; Copenhagen bidding for Tour de France start; On-bike at Tour de Suisse, stage 9; Behind the scenes at the Tour de Suisse; Race starter gets a little too close to Peter Sagan

Dimension Data ‘blown away’ by support for Keagan Girdlestone

by VeloClub

Team Dimension Data Principal Douglas Ryder has spoken of his and the team’s appreciation for the messages Keagan Girdelstone has received after a brutal crash in Italy earlier this month.


The 19 year old hit a race vehicle on a descent in the Coppa della Pace race on Sunday, June 5, and almost died. He was in a coma for over a week but has now regained consciousness. However, as an update on Sunday made clear, he still has a long way to go.

“The support that he has got around the world just shows what a close community the cycling community is, which has just been amazing,” Ryder told CyclingTips.

“His parents are there with him now and they read the messages every single day. Chris Froome sent a video message to him. People in the third division of cycling win races and they say that they are wishing Keagan all the best. We have just been blown away by the support because, I guess, of all the accidents that have happened in cycling in the last year to two years.

“He is doing a huge amount better, much better than what was initially thought of, based in the severity of the injury. We are just so happy and we just pray and we hope that he continues improving as he is and gets back to the best possible outcome that we can hope for.”

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