Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 17, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Seven talking points from the first week of the 2016 Giro d’Italia; Alexey Tsatevich ejected from Giro d’Italia by his own Katusha team; “Feeling good again,” Degenkolb returns to stage racing in California, unsure about Tour participation; Faces of the Future: Eight things to know about Tao Geoghegan Hart; NBC Sports Group renews TV and streaming rights for Tour of California through 2019; Worldwide Ride of Silence set for Wednesday; Sinead O’Connor missing after leaving for bike ride; On-board footage from Amgen Tour of California, stage 1; Inside the BMC team bus; Satirical video shows dangerous bike lanes in Manchester; Man tells Danny MacAskill he has “Wee bit to go before you’re Danny MacAskill”

Faces of the Future: Eight things to know about Tao Geoghegan Hart

by VeloClub

In the first edition of a new series entitled ‘Faces of the Future’, we profile Axeon Hagens Berman development rider Tao Geoghegan Hart. At only 21 years of age, the British rider is a leader for his team at the Amgen Tour of California and an outside contender for the overall.

Here is an excerpt:

Thirteenth overall last year and second in the best young rider competition, Geoghegan Hart can realistically aim to do better this time around. He’s had a strong spring, netting sixth in the Volta ao Alentejo in Portugal, winning the Trofeo Piva in Italy and, earlier this month, taking third on the Pinos Altos stage and a solid sixth overall in the Tour of the Gila.

“I was very happy to win Piva,” he told CyclingTips in the run up to California. “I was sick after our first races in Portugal for two weeks with a stomach virus, which included the first two races in Italy, so it was great to bounce back from that with a win. “Gila was a strange race, with a great deal of the field coming from lengthy periods at altitude, it seems. This however makes it perfect preparation for California as the level is pretty high.”

Geoghegan Hart said that he had hoped for more in the opening stages. However, as the race went on, he said he felt better and better, particularly on the final day. Importantly, the race enabled him to do long climbs for the first time in the season and also his first time trial in nine months.

Now in California, the Axeon Hagens Berman squad has clear goals for this week’s event.

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