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by Shane Stokes
June 6, 2017
In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Démare sprints to victory on stage two of the Critérium du Dauphiné; Stephens soloes to Dirty Kanza victory, Tetrick wins women’s race in record time; Recovering Kristoff accepts second place; Martin: “I feel good”; Cavendish to return to racing at the Tour of Slovenia; Frustrated Viviani could leave Team Sky over racing programme; Bahamontes’ unusual pathway to pro cycling; Self-driving cars have ‘frightening’ inability to spot cyclists; Video: Critérium du Dauphiné 2017 Stage 1 – Onboard GoPro Highlights; Video: Junior Womens Track Cycling
He may still have another year left on his contract but Elia Viviani could reportedly walk away from Team Sky due to frustration over his racing schedule.
The Italian was left out of the team lineup for the Giro d’Italia, a race he has ridden each year since 2013. He appears set to miss the Tour de France as well due to Chris Froome’s GC ambitions, and Viviani is pushing hard for a slot in the Vuelta.
He said two months ago that he was upset at missing out on the Giro. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, he met recently with Team Sky Principal Dave Brailsford about the matter. It said that if he and the team don’t agree on a programme that would see him ride the Vuelta, he could leave one year early.
Viviani won the Olympic Omnium and this year took a stage in the Tour de Romandie.
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