Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 10, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Marini wins fourth stage at Tour of Taihu Lake; Dimension Data set to remain in WorldTour as UCI increases maximum number of teams; WorldTour lite? Participation not mandatory for UCI WorldTeams at 10 new WorldTour events; Marianne Vos reunites with team director Jeroen Blijlevens; Nikki Brammeier recounts dealing with concussion after crash; Brailsford, British Cycling to be questioned by Parliament; New RCS Medigroup president considers auctioning Giro TV rights; Lars van der Haar out with leg injury; JLT-Condor signs Brenton Jones; Team CCB International announces roster; British time trial events see more testing, no positives; Amateur cyclist admits to doping; American racer loses bet, gets tattoo of New Zealand; Final stages of Tour of Southland; Snow Bike Festival, Gstaad 2017 trailer; Never have a flat again?

JLT-Condor signs Brenton Jones

by CyclingTips

Australian Brenton Jones has signed with the British Continental team JLT-Condor next season, coming from Drapac Pro Cycling. The 24-year-old from Victoria rounds-out the 2017 line-up, joining Ed Clancy, Russell Downing and pursuit champion Alex Frame.

(c) Tim Bardsley-Smith

“Brenton is a huge talent and a proven fastman,” said team manager John Herety.

“The [Drapac] team raced at the Tour of Korea in early 2016 and Brenton impressed me in the sprint stages.”

Jones’ speed will be put to use early as the team’s first races of the season are the Bay Crits and Herald Sun Tour.

“Brenton’s addition to the squad, along with the re-signing of former World Pursuit champion, Alex Frame, further bolsters our sprint options, keeping us competitive at races we are targeting in Australia, America and in Britain,” said Herety.