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by Mark Zalewski
April 26, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Felline wins Tour de Romandie opener; French rider Yoann Offredo assaulted while training; Memories of Michele: Scarponi remembered as an entertainer, a motivator and as a warm human being; British Cycling cuts places in podium programme due to funding cuts; Lotto Soudal announces Giro roster; Tour of Britain announces 2017 route; USA Cycling publishes 2016 ‘Race Clean’ report; Eurosport announces new host for Giro, Tour; Former British pro Phil Edwards dies; Jonathan Tiernan-Locke given driving ban for drunk driving; Club rider warns of imitation sunglasses after crash; TRINITIES Part 3: Liège–Bastogne–Liège; Video: Mile 1 – Into the light.
Olympic triple jump gold medallist and former BBC presenter Jonathan Edwards will host Eurosport’s coverage of the 2017 Giro d’Italia and Tour de France. The Giro will be the first time he will present cycling coverage for Eurosport, though he previously covered cycling for the BBC.
“Cycling is a huge passion of mine, both as a fan and a committed rider whenever I get the opportunity, so I’m incredibly excited to join Eurosport’s cycling team for the first two prestigious Grand Tours of the season,” Edwards told Cycling Weekly.
“It’s another exciting chapter in my journey with the Eurosport team and the first stage in Sardinia can’t come too soon.”
Edwards was signed by Eurosport in early 2016 and was the host for its coverage of the Rio Olympic Games.
Eurosport said Edwards will be present at the Giro to host the coverage, and will be joined “by a host of top name riders and pro team staff” including former riders Sean Kelly, Juan Antonio Flecha, Brian Smith, Rob Hayles and Matt Stephens.
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