Drama in Hainan, European CX champs, Domane gravel builds: Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

November 6, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Jacopo Mosca wins the Tour of Hainan, Joe Cooper claims final stage; Van der Poel and Cant win European CX titles; Mark Cavendish wins the Saitama Criterium; Ben Hill suffers fractured vertebrae in Tour of Hainan crash; Rider kicked off Tour of Hainan for fighting with rival team; Trek expands its Domane range with new gravel-specific builds; Jonathan Vaughters calls for franchise structure for pro cycling; Dutch cyclist forced to retire at 22 due to heart problem; Jersey revealed for Contador/Basso Continental team; Aqua Blue Sport reveals 3T Strada 1x setup for 2018; Danny MacAskill testing Santa Cruz wheels.

Jersey revealed for Contador/Basso Continental team

by CyclingTips

The Polartec-Kometa Continental team, a collaborative project between Alberto Contador and Ivan Basso, has revealed its jersey for the 2018 season.

“We are very motivated with this project, which is another step forward for the Contador Foundation,” said Contador. “It’s a very young team, but we have a lot of confidence in the quality of our riders and the only thing we ask them to do is to work hard to become great professionals.”

The team will gather for the first time next Wednesday, with a trip to the Mapei Sports Center ahead of a training camp.

“With this first training camp we started the work for next season,” says Ivan Basso. “We are a new team and we have a lot of work to do, but we are trying to offer our riders the best means to achieve their goals and that is why we try to collaborate with the best, such as the Mapei Sport Center”.