Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

March 27, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Greg Van Avermaet wins men’s Gent-Wevelgem; Lotta Lepisto takes out women’s Gent-Wevelgem; Alejandro Valverde victorious in the Volta a Catalunya; Lilian Calmejane wins Coppi e Bartali; Edwin Avila takes opening-day honours in the Tour de Taiwan; Kristof Allegaert leads Indian Pacific Wheel Race towards Melbourne; Cadel Evans and George Hincapie win masters category at Cape Epic MTB race; Heinrich Haussler to miss the Spring Classics with ongoing knee injury;  Bradley Wiggins on Sky’s ‘load of rubbish’ marginal gains philosophy; At 50, Mario Cipollini looks back on his career; Riders injured as car ‘drives into cycle race’ in Berlin; Trigger Happy’s angry cyclist on Comic Relief.

Heinrich Haussler to miss the Spring Classics with ongoing knee injury

by CyclingTips

Former Australian champion Heinrich Haussler is yet to race with his new Bahrain-Merida team, and the 33-year-old’s debut could still be some time off.

Haussler has been sidelined by a knee injury sustained in a crash last year, and his team announced over the weekend that he would miss all of the Spring Classics. Haussler underwent arthroscopic surgery in December but needs further recovery after a training camp in January “caused a significant slowdown of the recovery program”, according to his team.

“All I can really say is that I still have problems with my knee and I’m doing many different therapies, exercises and physio to try to resolve the problem so I can start racing again,” Haussler said in a team press release. “It has been going on for many months now but I am doing everything possible to get back to a level where I can start racing again.

“I’m back on bike at the moment and small steps have been made but I will still need some more time to heal 100 per cent.”