Van Aert and Cant win CX Worlds; Chaves wins the Sun Tour: Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

February 5, 2018

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Wout van Aert stuns to win his third-straight CX world title; Sanne Cant takes back-to-back CX world titles; Esteban Chaves wins the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Sam Crome claims the final stage; Alejandro Valverde wins the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana; Sergio Henao takes his second-straight Colombian road title; Tony Gallopin wins Etoile de Besseges with final-stage victory; UCI announces use of video commissaires in biggest road races; Giro organisers want guarantee Froome’s results will be valid; Vincenzo Nibali set for new challenge at the Tour of Flanders; Hong Kong businessman Adam Kwok invests in Mitchelton-BikeExchange; Esteban’s Extras; Live-stream slip-up.

Giro organisers want guarantee Froome’s results will be valid

by CyclingTips

Giro d’Italia director Mauro Vegni is concerned that Chris Froome’s ongoing salbutamol case will harm the reputation of the Giro in the same way that Alberto Contador’s anti-doping violation marred the 2011 Giro.

Contador won the 2011 Giro by more than six minutes while the UCI was investigating the Spaniard’s positive test from the 2010 Tour de France. Contador was later banned from racing and his results were  stripped, including his maglia rosa from 2011.

Vegni has reportedly called on the UCI for guidance on the matter, saying that if Froome starts the Giro, Vegni needs to be confident that Froome won’t have his results stripped after the fact.

The Froome case is currently proceeding behind closed doors with the four-time Tour de France working to explain how he had twice the legal amount of salbutamol in his urine during the 2017 Vuelta a Espana.

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