Cav wins sprint in Dubai; doping raid snares Italian amateur team: Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

February 9, 2018

In today’s Daily News Digest: Cavendish wins Stage 3 of Dubai Tour, Viviani moves into GC lead; Massive raid reveals systematic doping program within amateur Italian team; 2018 Amgen Tour of California men’s and women’s routes announced; Aqua Blue Sport owner speaks of wildcard frustration, calls for changes; Gore Bike Wear brightens up Shakedry material for improved visibility; Iranian track sprinter Seyedmahmoud Rasouli handed four-year suspension.

Emma Pooley joins Global Cycling Network

by CyclingTips

Former world time-trial champion Emma Pooley has joined Global Cycling Network, YouTube’s market-leading cycling channel, as presenter to give a greater voice for women’s cycling.

Pooley raced for Great Britain as a road cyclist from 2005 to 2016, winning the UCI Time Trial World Championship as well as five medals at the Olympics, World Championships, and Commonwealth Games. Since retiring from professional cycling, Pooley has remained an active figure in sport, competing in multi-sport events including long-distance triathlon, cycling, and running races, and winning the long-distance duathlon world championship four times. She also holds a doctorate in geotechnical engineering from ETH Zurich and a degree in engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Since its debut in 2013, GCN has grown to the largest cycling network in the world with 1.2 million subscribers and a total of 800 million video views. At GCN Pooley will be involved in all things GCN including racing news and reports, training tips, how-to guides, pro bike checks, and bike tech.

“It’s wonderful to have the chance to join the fantastic team at GCN, who do such great work bringing cycling to a wider audience,” Pooley said. “I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences of the sport with GCN’s viewers, using my background in engineering to discuss technology, and creating some exciting content this season.”