Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 25, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gaviria wins San Juan opener in confusing finish with peloton misdirected; Nicole Cooke critical of British Cycling and UK Anti Doping, questions Team Sky; Behind closed doors at the Tour Down Under with Katusha-Alpecin; Pauwels and van der Poel post doping control forms on social media; Nizzolo nursing knee injury, delays season start; Costs for 2015 Grand Depart city of Utrecht rise again, shortfall nearly 600,000 euros; Irish team for CX nationals after all?; Bart Wellens rides the World Championship course; Dutch sprinter Laurine van Riessen joins Matrix Pro Cycling; Montana lawmaker drafts bill to ban cycling on rural roads; 12th Brompton World Championship announced; CyclingTips to livestream Race Melbourne, the Cadel’s Race curtain-raiser criterium; Motorcyclist, driving in bike lane, meets karma.

Irish team for CX nationals after all?

by CyclingTips

After criticism of the Irish Cycling Federation’s refusal to send a team to the UCI Cyclocross World Championships this weekend in Luxembourg, there could be a change of direction, as Sticky Bottle reports that national junior champion JB Murphy has been selected to compete.

The UCI entries lists only shows Murphy in the junior men’s race. The federation has said in the past that riders could not self-fund their own trips to the World Championships, and that only riders it deemed worthy to compete would be permitted to race.

“Being the best in Ireland is not good enough to be selected to go to international events,” the federation had previously said. “Riders need to show commitment to the sport by competing outside of Ireland; (for example) in Britain, up against larger fields of riders. Only then can that rider be judged to see how well they perform.”

Roger Aiken and Beth McCluskey (Team Jadan-Weldtite) won national titles this year. However, even if permitted to race, the timing would make it difficult with the event this weekend.

Click through to read more at Sticky Bottle.

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