Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 13, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: British Cycling funding cut by £4 million; Stig Broeckx continues to make small improvements; Team Smartstop riders finally to get 2015 wages; Niels Albert worries two-man race not exciting enough for spectators; Viacheslav Ekimov nominated for president of Russian Cycling Federation; GreenEdge teams will be ORICA-Scott in 2017; Unitedhealthcare names rosters for 2017; Avanti IsoWhey and SwissWellness merge to create IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness team; Canadian development team Silber reloads with young talent; BMC announces kit, tire sponsorship changes; Field, Payton win cyclocross British Cycling National Trophy; Rider recruited by Wiggins via Instagram; ‘Off the Beaten’ Path adventure cycling film.

GreenEdge teams will be ORICA-Scott in 2017

by CyclingTips

ORICA-BikeExchange and ORICA-AIS will both be known as Orica-Scott for 2017, following the Scott Sports moving up to become co-naming rights sponsor. The company has supplied bikes for the teams since the inception in 2012.

“We are thrilled to have Scott step up into a major, co-naming rights sponsor for our team,” general manager Shayne Bannan said. “Their progression as a sponsor follows ours as a team and together we believe the partnership will achieve great things in the coming years.”

“We are committed to providing our men and women the best environment and equipment to achieve maximum results. Scott Sports’ dedication to this cause, right from day one, has already seen us come a long way since our inception. Now, together, we look forward to taking the next major steps. After a breakout 2016 season, we are extremely excited for what 2017 holds for us.”

“Scott and GreenEDGE Cycling go back to the beginning, to the first race,” Scott Sports SA Vice President Pascal Ducrot said. “We recognised from the start that our shared philosophy around building young talent has been our advantage. Today we are really proud to announce that we are upping the level of our commitment. This is the next step, and for us it was quite obvious. We are here to build on the success of the team because we believe there is still tremendous potential.”

The new sponsorship agreement also includes the full Scott Sports product group, including bicycle components brand Syncros.