Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 3, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Solo victories for Spratt and Hepburn on stage 2 of the 2017 Bay Crits; Knee surgery for Heinrich Haussler; Peter Sagan shows off new rainbow stripes; Mario Costa announces retirement; Fewest cycling deaths in New Zealand for 25 years; Help choose Marianne Vos’ 2017 bike design; Fan has fun with Team Sky headshots; Philippe Gilbert on 2017: A New Beginning; Course preview for U.S. cyclocross nationals; 2016 cycling highlights animated; BMX training in a Russian winter.

Fan has fun with Team Sky headshots

by CyclingTips

As is customary this time of year, teams gather for one of the only times all riders and staff will be in one place, to get to know each other, doll out team kit and plan the season. As well, this is the time for a lot of photography, as new kit designs want to be shown off. Sometimes, these photos are used for other marketing purposes later in the year.

A Tweet by Team Sky’s Tao Geoghegan Hart, poking a little fun at the process, inspired a creative Photoshopper.

Looks like Team Sky might be able to field a decent marching band, in addition to Tour de France squad.