Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 5, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Caleb Ewan claims second consecutive Australian criterium title; Jessica Allen wins Australian criterium title, opens account for Orica-Scott; US cyclocross nationals: Is this the year Hyde takes the title from Powers?; Alexander Kolobnev announces retirement; Nys recons Belgian championship course with team; UAE Abu Dhabi team; US cyclocross championship course providing a challenge; Video: Inside beach racing.

Dumoulin to target Giro

by CyclingTips

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that Tom Dumoulin will target the Giro d’Italia this year, adding to what Dumoulin had already hinted at when the 2017 route was announced.

99th Giro d'Italia 2016 stage - 1

“The course of the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia looks beautiful!” he said on his Facebook page in October.

“Nicely balanced with sprint stages, ­quite some time trial kilometres, but some brutal and legendary climbing as well like the Mortirolo and the Stelvio on stage 16, for example.

“Climbing these monsters will for sure create some epic battles. Last year I trained near Bormio to prepare for the Vuelta 2015 so I’m quite familiar with those climbs and how exceptionally difficult they are.”

The De Telegraaf also reported that teammate and compatriot Wilco Kelderman will join him on the Team Sunweb roster.

Click through to read more at De Telegraaf.