Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 18, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alex Dowsett announces another hour record attempt; UCI provisionally suspends two Team Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour riders for CERA positive; Brailsford accepts invitation for Parliament hearing; Changes to Koksijde World Cup course; Rally Cycling finalises women’s roster; Team Novo Nordisk announces roster; Four British cyclists nominated as BT Sport Action Woman of the Year; Recyclable, folding paper cycling helmet wins James Dyson Award; For the Hell of it – A film dedicated to pedaling; We have been using rollers the wrong way; 1962 record speed attempt; One way to ask for better bike facilities in your office.

Four British cyclists nominated as BT Sport Action Woman of the Year

by CyclingTips

Four British cyclists have made the shortlist for the 2016 BT Sport Action Woman Award, including track cyclist Laura Kenny, Paralympic cyclist Sarah Storey, cross-discipline Paralympic athlete Kadeena Cox and downhill mountain biker Rachel Atherton. In addition to the individual nominees, Team GB’s Rio gold-medal-winning team pursuit squad are one of five teams nominated.

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Voting is under way via the BT Sport website and via the BT Sport Twitter and Facebook accounts. Voting closes just before midnight on December 5, with the winners announced on Monday December 12 during a live televised event.

Laura Kenny won two track world championships and two golds at the Rio Games, in the omnium and team pursuit. She is now Britain’s most successful female Olympic athlete in history. Similarly, Sarah Storey became Britain’s most decorated British female Paralympian in history at Rio, with gold medals in the individual pursuit, road race and time trial.

Kadeena Cox set a new world record in Rio on her way to winning gold in the C4-5 500m time trial. Rachel Atherton ran the table in all seven rounds of the 2016 UCI World Cup, culminating with the World Championship title.

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