Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 23, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Live coverage of women’s Cadel Evans Road Race, WorldTour status could be next; Rory Sutherland on Quintana and Contador’s similarities, being a team workhorse and more; Investigation finds possible corruption in Ponferrada world championships funding; British Cycling annual report shows ‘tremendous growth’; Four cyclists nominated for Italian athlete of the year; Cadel Evans and George Hincapie to race Cape Epic; Olympic champ Laura Kenny to return to racing in London; Former Irish U23 Jack Wilson ends career; Drunk driver who killed cyclist released from prison early; Local politician ‘attacked’ by squirrel while cycling; 2016 Dutch National Headwind Championships; Cyclocross has gone to the dogs.

Former Irish U23 Jack Wilson ends career

by CyclingTips

Jack Wilson (An Post-Chainreaction) has said he is quitting the sport, indefinitely. The former Irish U23 road race champion has not competed since the National Road Championships in June.

“Real life is different but my head and health are a lot more stable now,” he said. “So I definitely think I called it right.”

In his five years of racing with the An Post-Chainreaction team he accumulated a lot of experience in pro races, and also competed for the national team in the World Championships and Nations Cup races.

Among his top results was fourth overall in the Kreiz Breizh Elites race and 17th in the Prudential RideLondon Classic, both in 2014. He also took fifth in the Ireland Nations Cup race the same year.

Wilson turned 23 in August and said that he felt he was going “backwards.”

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