Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 2, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Rajablou wins climbing stage, Shorabi takes lead in Tour of Japan; Drucker wins Tour of Luxembourg prologue; After a promising Giro d’Italia, Joe Dombrowski’s stock is on the rise. Is a move in store?; Boonen suggests more motorcycles would increase safety; Simon Yates on Dauphine start list; Tour de Suisse to show rider data in real-time; Dutch name men’s squad for Rio road race; Boardman on Sutton: ‘Victim of lynch mob’; Australia’s only female CX national champ retires; US State Department issues travel alert around Tour de France; Riding the Rocacorba with David Millar; Motorist pulls weapon on cyclist in road rage incident.

Dutch name men’s squad for Rio road race

by Mark Zalewski

The Dutch cycling federation announced the four riders who will represent the Netherlands in the Rio Olympics men’s road race and time trial.

Tom Dumoulin and Steven Kruijswijk will race both the time trial and road race while Bauke Mollema and Wout Poels will join them in the road race.

Both Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) and Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) are coming off successful campaigns at the Giro d’Italia, with Dumoulin winning the prologue time trial and Kruijswijk finishing fourth overall.

The federation said all the riders were chosen with the Rio courses in mind. Poels (Team Sky) has had a very successful spring season, winning two stages and the overall at Volta a Valencia, a stage at Volta Catalunya and the Monument Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) was third overall at Ruta del Sol, and has top-ten finishes at Tirreno-Adriatico, Tour de Romandie, and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.