Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

February 3, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Degenkolb wins rough and tumble Dubai sprint; Damien Howson takes Sun Tour lead with solo victory on Falls Creek; Kristoff fires back with win at Etoile de Bessèges, stage 2; Tony Martin solos to win at Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana; Stuyven forging his own path despite past comparisons with Classics kings; Grivko punches Kittel amidst tense crosswinds in Dubai; Should welfare come before winning?; Canyon coming to the US market by summer; Judge rules against lawsuit over Dekker’s tell-all book; Pair recreates 1928 Aussie-Kiwi Tour de France ride in documentary; Cadel Evans joins ride for veterans with PTSD; Video: Crosswinds wreak havoc in Dubai; Skoda ad features career of Bradley Wiggins.

Judge rules against lawsuit over Dekker’s tell-all book

by CyclingTips

A judge has ruled against the former business manager of Thomas Dekker who was suing the publisher of Dekker’s tell-all book over claims Dekker made against him regarding doping.

Jacques Hanegraaf sought an injunction against the publisher and journalist Thijs Zonneveld, who co-authored the book with Dekker, over passages in the book that said Hanegraaf had introduced Dekker to the Spanish doping doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, who was the centre of the ‘Operación Puerto’ investigation.

Hanegraaf denied that claim and also said he was not given a chance to dispute it before the book’s original publication. He said that the claims in the book are revenge for him going after Dekker to collect on a debt amounting to tens of thousands of euros.

“I am down in the book as a criminal, while I have never in my life met [Emmanuel] Fuentes. Thomas also claims that I have used doping,” Hanegraaf previously told De Telegraph.

Hanegraaf was seeking a stop to the publication of a new edition after the first edition quickly became a best-seller.

Click through to read more at De Telegraph.