Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 3, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Greipel takes sprint win at Tour de Luxembourg; Jaramillo takes stage win at Tour of Japan; Gilbert leaving BMC after 2016; Henao set to make return at Dauphiné; Citing Zika virus, pregnant wife, van Garderen withdraws name from Olympic selection; UCI announces women’s Olympic road events allocations; Comedy of errors at Tour of Ukraine; Sagan enjoying an active rest period; Axel Merckx talks about his team’s recent success; Mid-ride with Koen de Kort; Mountain biker nearly falls off cliff

Gilbert leaving BMC after 2016

by CyclingTips

Philippe Gilbert confirmed that this will be his final season racing for BMC and that he is looking for a new team for 2017 and beyond. Gilbert spoke with the media at the Tour of Luxembourg.

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“I still want to be able to perform at the highest level. I’m only 33 and I still feel capable of great things, especially in the Classics. The Tour of Flanders remains a big objective for me.”

“I’m in contact with certain teams but nothing will be communicated before the 1st of August.” UCI rules mandate that rider transfers cannot be made official until 1 August.

Gilbert’s past results are impressive, including Monuments, Grand Tour stages and the road race world championship. However, most of his highlights came in 2011 which is what helped net him the contract with BMC.

Speculation about his next team include Astana, with Lars Boom and Vincenzo Nibali possibly leaving the team and needing to fill those gaps.

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