Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 1, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Americans at the 2016 Tour de France: Who’s racing, and what are their objectives?; Drapac signs five-year deal as co-title sponsor of Cannondale Pro Cycling Team; hansgrohe joins Bora as co-sponsor for 2017; Sagan joining Bora–Hansgrohe in 2017?; Cycling Canada names team for Rio; Numainville left off Canadian Olympic team; Tiffany Cromwell: “It’s not the end of the world if I’m not selected [for Rio]”; Wiggle and Chain Reaction merger approved; USADA, UCI sign information-sharing agreement; Cylance roster for Giro Rosa; Giant-Alpecin unveils special “July Kit” for Tour de France; Cyclist killed by grizzly bear; Bike share cyclist arrested for slapping fire fighter; Pro mountain biker takes Walmart bike down serious trails

Giant-Alpecin unveils special “July Kit” for Tour de France

by CyclingTips

The Giant-Alpecin team will be wearing a special-edition kit for the 103rd edition of the Tour de France. The white “July kit” still references the “Keep Challenging” stripes on the jersey.

Courtesy: Team Giant-Alpecin

“We are proud to present our special-edition white ‘July kit,’ which symbolizes a fresh start to the season after leaving behind the most challenging period in the team’s history,” said CEO Iwan Spekenbrink.

“As everybody knows, we experienced a dramatic preseason, with the training accident in Calpe, Spain, injuring a significant part of our team. But we kept calm, stuck to our way of working and continued to focus on our long-term vision. Now, six months later, we are here at the Tour de France at full strength, and it feels like a new beginning again, as all the riders involved have recently returned to competition.”

The team has a varied line-up for the Tour with time trialist Tom Dumoulin and sprinter John Degenkolb.

Click through to read more at Team Giant-Alpecin.