Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 26, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Kluge spoils sprinters’ day and gives IAM a reason to smile at Giro d’Italia; Wout Van Aert wins Baloise Belgium Tour prologue; Project 2016: The story behind USA Cycling’s revolutionary new track bikes; Chaves loses teammate support in Mezgec; Dimension Data seeking Grand Tour squad for 2017; British Cycling review panel names three; Sagan seeking wildcard spot for cross-country MTB at Rio Olympics; Giant-Alpecin names Tour de France long-list; Reports link Degenkolb to Trek-Segafredo; Teenaged Dygert’s talent still seems limitless; Giro stage 17 highlights; An Post RáS 2016 – Stage 3 highlights; 360 video of descent; Wiggins to race London six day race; Orica-GreenEdge backstage pass: Giro stage 17

Dimension Data seeking Grand Tour squad for 2017

by CyclingTips

The new around the transfer market is continuing to build, particularly with the announcement that IAM Cycling will not continue beyond this season, joining Tinkoff in closing its doors. Team Dimension Data is in the opposite position, looking to grow its squad to be a Grand Tour podium contender, and could reap the benefits of a buyer’s market.

Tour of Qatar 2016 - Elite - Stage 1

“We are looking for our stage racing team to step up but to bring on a Grand Tour winner is incredibly expensive and those guys are few and far between,” team manager Doug Ryder told Cyclingnews.

“Those are the discussions that are going on at the moment — who do we want to look for and who do we want to retain in the team and where should we be going. The Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia will show what gaps we have in stage races of that nature.”

Ryder recently took the helm from Brian Smith who departed the team in April. Smith was instrumental in bringing the team to the level it is today. Ryder says that Smith is not completely gone from the team and is still helping him with things like rider negotiations.

“We’re still chatting to each other now and again. He’s still super committed and loves and supports the team in a big way,” said Ryder.

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