Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

October 10, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Etixx-QuickStep victorious in men’s Worlds team time trial; Boels-Dolmans wins women’s Worlds TTT; Fernando Gaviria steals a march to win Paris-Tours; Ben Dyball wins the Tour of Tasmania; Heat wreaks havoc in Doha TTT; Cookson on Wiggins TUEs – “No rules have been broken”; British doctor skips Road World Championships in Doha; Jorg Jaksche on doping and more; Video – Three Peaks Cyclocross.

Heat wreaks havoc in Doha TTT

by CyclingTips

While the 2016 Road World Championships were moved back to October to avoid the worst of the Doha heat, the conditions have already proved stifling in the opening day of competition.

Several riders in the women’s team time trial required medical attention as the temperatures nudged 40 degrees, including Rabo-Liv’s Anouska Koster who crashed into a barrier as a result of heatstroke.

As the video below shows, Koster found it difficult to get back on her bike but did eventually finish the race.

Chloe Dygert (Twenty16-Ridebiker) was another rider to suffer in the heat, vomiting on the bike as she approached the finish line.

While the UCI has plans to reduce the distance of the road races if the temperatures prove too severe, no such plans were in place for the 40km TTTs.