Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 27, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Matteo Trentin wins Wallonie stage 4; Kump gets first win of season on stage 9 of Tour of Qinghai Lake; IOC: ‘No presumption of innocence for Russian athletes’; Herstory: Female Olympic winners past to present – Part 2; Tinkoff team budget analysis; Wiggins picks Froome to win Rio time trial; Dumoulin back on the bike, hopeful for Rio; Froome to race Vuelta after Olympics; Cavendish on Rio: ‘This is about making every single pedal rev count’; Final Tour de France prize money list; Nairo Quintana time lapse video; Mini-team Sky celebrates

Dumoulin back on the bike, hopeful for Rio

by CyclingTips

Tom Dumoulin is still hopeful of competing for gold in the time trial at the Rio Olympics, despite breaking his left arm on stage 19 of the Tour de France.

Dumoulin, regarded as the biggest threat to Chris Froome for the gold medal in the hilly Rio Olympic time trial parcours, updated his status in a video posted to Twitter.

“Look what I’m doing?” he said as he pedaled on the road. “It’s a bit stiff but it’s okay. At least I can ride my bike. Don’t try this at home!”

Though his forearm break was clean it will be as much a race against time as he tries to heal before the race on 10 August.

The 25-year-old won two stages of the Tour de France, including the stage 13 time trial where he beat Froome by more than a minute. However, he was second to Froome on the stage 18 mountain time trial by 21 seconds.