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by Mark Zalewski

July 19, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: In photo finish, Sagan snatches third stage win at 2016 Tour de France; Dowsett wins final stage TT, Wellens takes overall Poland; Mareczko wins in another sprint at Tour of Qinghai Lake; Trek: Mollema can continue to improve in the future; Successful back surgery for Theuns; Dombrowski extends with Cannondale-Drapac; New Irish ProContinental team for 2017; Judge tells driver who hit cyclist he’d now have to cycle to work; Tour de France, stage 16 recap; Tour de France, stage 15 on-board highlights; United States of Criterium: Tulsa Tough; Life on the Tour: CyclingTips 2016 Tour de France Vlog, part 3; Revealed – riders’ musical tastes; OBE Backstage Pace, stage 15; 360° video – Last kilometer at the Mont Ventoux; Winning can be dangerous

Dombrowski extends with Cannondale-Drapac

by CyclingTips

American Joe Dombrowski has extended with the Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team, marking a second term at the outfit for the 25-year-old climber.

Sant’Anna di Vinadio - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Joe Dombrowski (Cannondale) pictured during stage 20 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Guillestre to Sant’Anna di Vinadio 134 km - foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016

Sant’Anna di Vinadio – Italy – wielrennen – cycling – radsport – cyclisme – Joe Dombrowski (Cannondale) pictured during stage 20 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Guillestre to Sant’Anna di Vinadio 134 km – foto LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016

“It was an easy decision to stay. I’ve made a lot of progress at this team and I fit in great here. It’s feels like family,” Dombrowski said.

After two seasons with Team Sky Dombrowski joined Jonathan Vaughters’ team in 2015. Vaughters was already coaching him at the time and continues as his coach.

“Joe has one of the highest VO2 maxes and highest IQs in the peloton,” Vaughters said. “And I’m happy to have those things on my side. There are some things he’ll get better at as he matures, but you can see just by watching the Giro, he’s starting to get a handle on how to use his physical gifts.”

For Dombrowski, Vaughters’ coaching was part of the reason he elected to return for another term with Cannondale-Drapac. “To be completely honest, part of the reason I wanted to stay was having JV as a coach,” Dombrowski said. “He’s awesome. It is slightly unorthodox having the team manager write training plans but we have a good working relationship and I really believe in what he gives me to do, which makes it easy for me. I think it’s really important to have faith in what you’re doing because it takes all the thinking away for me and I can just focus on the racing.”

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