Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

January 2, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Scandolara, Bibby win on stage 1 of the 2017 Bay Crits; Vos, Aerts victorious at GP Sven Nys; Kajsa Tylen sets women’s year record at more than 50,000km; The riders to watch in 2016 – how’d they get on?; Original 1974 Eddy Merckx Molteni on sale; Cycling Academy reveals 2017 kit; GCN’s 2016 bloopers.

Kajsa Tylen sets women’s year record at more than 50,000km

by CyclingTips

Nottingham-based cyclist Kajsa Tylen had already broken the women’s year record by the time November was complete but now that 2016 is over, Tylen has set an impressive new mark.

Tylen began her Guinness World Record attempt on January 1, 2016 and in the year that followed she logged a total of 32,326 miles (52,024km) — an average of 89 miles (143km) per day.

Tylen’s record replaces a mark that was set back in 1938 when Billie Fleming rode 29,603 miles (47,641km). In breaking that record, Tylen rode through eight countries: the UK, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.

“It has been exhausting and more demanding than I ever could have imagined,” Tylen said. “Some days it was such a struggle to keep going, overcoming bad weather, injuries and extreme tiredness, but I just kept getting back on the bike and pushing the pedals round. I can now truly claim the title of ‘one woman, one year, one world record’.”

Over in the U.S., Amanda Coker is in the process of setting an even more impressive mark, having already ridden further than Tylen since May oen route to completing as much as 80,000 miles (128,000km) in a year.

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