Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 3, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Dahl sprints to biggest career win in Utah; Van Poppel sprints to Vuelta a Burgos opener win; Armitstead avoids Rio ban after winning UK Anti-Doping Court case; Nicole Cooke weighs-in on Armitstead missed tests; UCI expands WorldTour calendar for 2017; Froome: Team GB leader not decided for Rio; Atapuma, Dombrowski headline Tour of Utah GC battle, host of others look to spoil the duel; Lars Boom returns to LottoNL-Jumbo; Hugh Carthy joins Cannondale-Drapac for 2017; The next generation: Meet the 2016 WorldTour stagiaires; Germans bring extra track sprinter to Rio; Truck driver reported after filming road rage incident with cyclists; Trailer: “The Grey Escape”; Specialized Olympic bikes have colour-changing paint; Daniel Oss hair toss

Froome: Team GB leader not decided for Rio

by CyclingTips

Chris Froome, who many believe to be the leader of Team GB for the upcoming Olympic road race, says that the five-man team has many options and that the decision of who will be tapped leader will come closer to the race.

Tour de France 2015 - stage 10

“I don’t think it [team leadership] has been decided yet, so it is something where we will have to make the call once we get out there,” Froome told Sky Sports News.

“We still need to discuss tactics when we are all out there and come up with a plan, but with five guys, we could look at having different winning strategies.”

In addition to Froome are his Sky teammates Geraint Thomas and Ian Standard, Adam Yates (ORICA-BikeExchange) and Stephen Cummings (Dimension Data).

“As long as one of us gets a medal, that’s the main thing,” said Thomas. “Whether it’s me or Froomey or Adam Yates or Stannard, it’s all about just getting a medal for GB.”

Click through to read more at Sky Sports News.

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