Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

May 19, 2017

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Gaviria earns hat-trick of Giro d’Italia wins with victory on stage 12; Talansky claims Amgen Tour of California queen stage; Amanda Spratt takes stage win and GC lead in the second stage of Emakumeen Bira; Dylan Groenewegen wins stage 2 of the Tour of Norway; Fraile into Giro d’Italia mountains jersey; Gary Sutton let go by Cycling Australia; An Post departure leads to major sponsorship search for Irish cycling; Some Thoughts on Thoughtlessness; Simon Geschke left behind by Team Sunweb bus; UCI fines rider over dating request; Video: Daily hassle en route to Giro d’Italia sign on; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 12 Pre Race; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 12 Post Race; Video: cycling thief tries to steal racing bike off a car

Gary Sutton let go by Cycling Australia

by VeloClub

He’s been working with Cycling Australia for 27 years but Gary Sutton has been told that his contract as national endurance coach for women’s track cycling won’t be renewed when it ends on June 30. The news, which was unexpected for Sutton, came six weeks after Simon Jones began a role as Cycling Australia’s high performance director.

“Yesterday I was advised by Simon Jones, the new high performance director, that my services will come to an end on the 30th of June,” he told Ride. “It was a little bit of a shock, especially after coming off a very successful world championships.”

“I’ve been there for 26 years. It’s been a wonderful journey and the sport has been fantastic to myself and my family but I was taken back a little bit and, at the end of the day, I know everyone gets a tap on the shoulder…

“I’ve had the opportunity to work with some wonderful people over the years – staff and athletes. But I was taken back a little bit that I was told yesterday when they haven’t made a final decision on who has been given my position. But anyway, no doubt that’ll come out in the next few days.”

Sutton was points race world champion in 1980, and is the brother of former British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton.

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