Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 26, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Felline wins Tour de Romandie opener; French rider Yoann Offredo assaulted while training; Memories of Michele: Scarponi remembered as an entertainer, a motivator and as a warm human being; British Cycling cuts places in podium programme due to funding cuts; Lotto Soudal announces Giro roster; Tour of Britain announces 2017 route; USA Cycling publishes 2016 ‘Race Clean’ report; Eurosport announces new host for Giro, Tour; Former British pro Phil Edwards dies; Jonathan Tiernan-Locke given driving ban for drunk driving; Club rider warns of imitation sunglasses after crash; TRINITIES Part 3: Liège–Bastogne–Liège; Video: Mile 1 – Into the light.

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke given driving ban for drunk driving

by CyclingTips

Former Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke admitted to being above the legal blood alcohol limit for driving last November and will be banned from driving for 41 months, in addition to a monetary fine.

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (Team Sky) at the start of the 2013 Amstel Gold Race. Photo: Kristof Ramon.

Cornwall Live reports he was arrested after a test showed he had 165mg of alcohol in his blood – the legal limit is only 80mg. Local magistrates did not offer a rehab course because he had already completed one.

The 32-year-old retired British pro had his 2012 Tour of Britain win stripped due to anomalies found in his biological passport. He was banned from competition until the end of 2015 and fired by Team Sky.

Tiernan-Locke told CyclingTips last year that the British national team ‘freely offered’ Tramadol around at 2012 world championships.

Tiernan-Locke briefly returned to racing last year, entering two races — the Beaumont Trophy and the Rutland – Melton International Cicle Classic, before announcing his retirement.

Click through to read more at Cornwall Live.