Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 14, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Sagan wins wet and wild Suisse stage; Bole wins overall at Tour of Korea; Explosive claims that UCI official alerted others to police operations against hidden motors; UCI to study claims that its technical manager compromised French hidden motor; German cycling champ Rudi Altig passes away; The route for the 2016 Tour of Utah? A week of tough climbing; Rohan Dennis extends with BMC; Cyclist suffers serious eye injury after being hit by egg thrown from car; Behind the scenes with Sylvain Dillier; Hanging out with Team Wiggins for a day

German cycling champ Rudi Altig passes away

by CyclingTips

Former world champ Rudi Altig passed away from cancer at the age of 79. He is Germany’s last men’s road world champion, winning the rainbow stripes in 1966 and was a top rider on both the road and the track.

A dominant racer throughout the 1960s, he had two Monument wins –- the Tour of Flanders in 1964 and Milan-San Remo in 1968. He was also a stage winner in all three Grand Tours as well as winning the overall at the Vuelta a Espana in 1962.

His world championship win on the Nurburgring was a controversial one as he and his podium mates protested inadequate testing and restrictions on how they were allowed train by refusing to provide urine samples.

The UCI disqualified and suspended them, but 10 days later the result was reinstated.

In addition to his road palmares Altig won 22 six-day events and was also twice world individual pursuit champion.

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