Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 16, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Trek-Segafredo convinced Tour de France win is still within Contador’s reach; With an eye to the future, Mollema targets Giro and commits to Contador in 2017 Tour; Bart Wellens on transition to managing a team; Stijn Vandenbergh ready for Roubaix; Rob Peeters out with flu; George Bennett diagnosed with mononucleosis; Matthew Busche announces retirement; Wegmann retires after 15 seasons; Matteo Tosatto on retirement: ‘I will not beg for a contract’; Compton, Hyde win USA Cycling Pro CX titles; Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 route announced; Cyclist attempting to cycle around Britain abandons attempt; Practice the post-up before winning.

George Bennett diagnosed with mononucleosis

by CyclingTips

LottoNL-Jumbo’s George Bennett is suffering from infectious mononucleosis, he announced via Twitter. The diagnosis means he will be unable to race during the southern hemisphere summer at his home in New Zealand, and could affect the early part of his 2017 season.

Bennett’s team said he will be undergoing tests to confirm the diagnosis.

“There is an examination taking place in the hospital — there will be some tests made to George’s blood. Once more is known about his condition we will say more about it,” a spokeswoman told Dutch website WielerFlits.

There is no cure for the infection and treatment is largely to deal with symptoms, with rest being the most important.

Bennett finished in tenth overall at the Vuelta a España this year.

Click through to read more at WielerFlits.