Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 27, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Matteo Trentin wins Wallonie stage 4; Kump gets first win of season on stage 9 of Tour of Qinghai Lake; IOC: ‘No presumption of innocence for Russian athletes’; Herstory: Female Olympic winners past to present – Part 2; Tinkoff team budget analysis; Wiggins picks Froome to win Rio time trial; Dumoulin back on the bike, hopeful for Rio; Froome to race Vuelta after Olympics; Cavendish on Rio: ‘This is about making every single pedal rev count’; Final Tour de France prize money list; Nairo Quintana time lapse video; Mini-team Sky celebrates

Herstory: Female Olympic winners past to present – Part 2

by VeloClub

In part two of a look at women’s cycling in the Olympics, CyclingTips reviews the more recent editions of the Games, including some riders who will be on the line in Rio, such as defending gold medalist Marianne Vos.

Here is an excerpt:

With her 12 world titles, two Olympic gold medals and hundreds of other victories, Vos is one of the most decorated cyclists — male or female — of all time. You’d be hard-pressed to find a race she hasn’t won during her 14 year career, and she’s showing no signs of stopping. Especially not now that she is back from a longtime injury, just in time for the Rio Olympics.

The Rio Games will be Vos’ third Olympics, and she hopes to go three for three – a gold medal at each Games, that is.

At the time of her first Olympics in Beijing in 2008, Vos already had 10 national and 4 world titles to her name –elite and junior, on the road and the track. By claiming the world champion title in the points race on the track earlier in the year, she’d become the first woman to have held world championship titles across three disciplines – cyclocross, road and track. And so, the then 21-year-old went to Beijing with high expectations as her cycling-mad country looked to her for a medal.

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