Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 24, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Civil war averted: UCI, ASO reach agreement over WorldTour reforms; Trans Am: Lael Wilcox wins, smashes women’s record; Alejandro Valverde Q&A: ‘I think nobody doubts my performances anymore’; Glaetzer bests Perkins in match sprint at International Track Series; Lotto-Soudal aims for Tour wins with Greipel; Giant-Alpecin announced Tour roster; Wout van Aert extends with Crelan-Vastgoedservice; No Norwegian WorldTour team for 2017; BMC extends with Quinziato, Wyss; Official Tour de France teaser video; Michael Barry on building bikes with his father

Glaetzer bests Perkins in match sprint at International Track Series

by CyclingTips

Australian Matthew Glaetzer both qualified fastest and beat Rio Olympics hopeful Shane Perkins in the final of the men’s match sprint on day one of the International Track Series in Melbourne.

Glaetzer qualified with a time of 9.793 seconds and Perkins was the only other rider to go under 10 seconds for the flying 200m at 9.993.

“I was really happy with that time, it was a bit of a hoping goal to get that 9.7,” Glaetzer said. “It’s all tracking along well with where we are positioned in our training phase, it’s really encouraging to see how we’re performing at this point.”

“Perko is always hard to beat, he is a really quality racer and it takes your best to beat him,” Glaetzer said. “Huge respect to him, he’s such an authoritative figure in the world of sprint cycling.

Perkins is hoping for an Olympic spot, which will be decided following the event.

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