Egan Bernal wins Colombia Oro y Paz; Ewan claims Almeria: Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

February 12, 2018

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Egan Bernal wins the inaugural Colombia Oro y Paz with last-stage attack; Caleb Ewan takes first European win of the season at Clasica de Almeria; Elia Viviani takes out the Dubai Tour; Daryl Impey wins his first national road race title; Moreno Moser wins the Trofeo Laigueglia; Alexandre Geniez victorious at Tour Cycliste International La Provence; Tomasz Marczynski to miss the Ruta del Sol after colliding with a car; Brodie Chapman signs with Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank; Cyclist killed as car drives into Californian gran fondo field; Donna Rae-Szalinski fired as Wiggle High5 director; Richie Porte and Tejay van Garderen to lead BMC at the Volta ao Algarve; Disc rotor leads to gashed knee for Katie Compton; Contribute to research on sodium intake for athletes.

Donna Rae-Szalinski fired as Wiggle High5 director

by CyclingTips

Allan Davis appears set to join women’s UCI team Wiggle High5 as sports director after fellow Australian Donna Rae-Szalinski was fired earlier this month.

Cyclingnews reports that team boss Rochelle Gilmore ended Rae-Szalinski’s contract at the start of February.

“Rochelle terminated my employment with the team on February 1,” Rae-Szalinski told Cyclingnews. “I have no further comment as this situation is subject to legal proceedings.”

In the hours following the news, the team sent out a press release confirming that they were looking for new staff, including two sports directors.

“Unfortunately, after much consideration and with the interest of our team’s performance at the core of our decision, we have made a number of staff changes in order to re-structure and recruit the most appropriate candidates for these roles within our organisation,” the release said. “Our athletes and senior management have been extremely grateful for the passion and commitment which all of our previous staff members have contributed to our amazing results.”

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