Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 12, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Froome takes narrow lead into Tour’s first rest day: ‘It’s up to other teams now’; Joaquim Rodriguez to retire at end of season; Contador scheduled for medical review Tuesday; Dani King loses Olympic appeal; Bjarne Riis happy to see Tinkov leaving; Kittel, Martin publish demands for safety; Sunweb to move up to title sponsor of Giant-Alpecin team in 2017; Dutch lottery renews sponsorship for two year; Cannondale-Drapac riders keeping cool at night; Melbourne’s scariest cycling paths: Perception and reality collide; Tour de France, stage 9 on-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass, stage 9; Fans on the stage 8 final climb; Team Giant-Alpecin celebrates Dumoulin; Cycling in the rain!

Dutch lottery renews sponsorship for two year

by CyclingTips

The Dutch national lottery has renewed its sponsorship of the LottoNL-Jumbo team. It joins the other main sponsor, Jumbo supermarkets and Brand Loyalty, in renewing for two more years. The team supports both a cycling and speed skating programme.

stage 3 - Criterium du Dauphine Libere 2015

“The last years proved that this new concept is a successful one. You can see that on the sports results, but also on commercial level,” said Arno de Jong of the national lottery. “That is at least as much as important for Lotto as the title sponsor. We’re proud to be engaged with these two beautiful sports for the upcoming period.”

“It’s wonderful that we’re able to move on with these sponsors in our Road to 2018 project,” said general manager Richard Plugge.  “The collaboration with the speed skaters continues to increase our knowledge and commercial opportunities. Together, we’re able to keep on developing and innovating within our 2018-vision.”

At the same time the team announced it has extended with 23-year-old Timo Roosen, who is currently racing the Tour de France. “Timo has raced a very good early season,” said technical director Nico Verhoeven. “He’s solid value for the spring classics and in the sprint lead-out train, he delivered the preparatory work for as many as six of the seven wins by Dylan Groenewegen.”

“The crash in the first stage was obviously disadvantageous, but he survived. He fits into our vision with young talent and he is still developing. I expect a bright future for him in the Flemish classics.”

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