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by Matt de Neef
February 5, 2018
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Wout van Aert stuns to win his third-straight CX world title; Sanne Cant takes back-to-back CX world titles; Esteban Chaves wins the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Sam Crome claims the final stage; Alejandro Valverde wins the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana; Sergio Henao takes his second-straight Colombian road title; Tony Gallopin wins Etoile de Besseges with final-stage victory; UCI announces use of video commissaires in biggest road races; Giro organisers want guarantee Froome’s results will be valid; Vincenzo Nibali set for new challenge at the Tour of Flanders; Hong Kong businessman Adam Kwok invests in Mitchelton-BikeExchange; Esteban’s Extras; Live-stream slip-up.
As Mitchelton-Scott was riding its way to a clean sweep of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour podium, the setup’s feeder team, Mitchelton-BikeExchange, was announcing a substantial new partnership.
Hong Kong businessman Adam Kwok has thrown his support behind the Chinese/Australian Continental team in 2018, further assisting GreenEdge Cycling with its expansion into Asia.
“From our initial meetings, I could see that we had a shared vision of what China and its athletes could one day achieve in the world of cycling,” Kwok said. “One needs to look no further than the miracle story of Hong Kong in producing multiple track world champions from such a small city to see what can be achieved in the road ahead.
“My support stems from this vision and I hope to be able to help future generations of cycling talent in China and of course including my home city Hong Kong, a country yet to have a UCI WorldTour level contender and national hero on the world stage.”
Mitchelton-BikeExchange has also revealed its Chinese contingent for the 2018 season: Bi Wenhui (24)m Bieken Nazhaerbieke (23), Jiang Zhihui (23), Liu Jiankun (22), Niu Yikui (23) and Xue Fuwen (21).
Follow the link to read more at GreenEdge Cycling.