Nibali’s Lombardia; Bakelants breaks seven ribs: CT Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

October 9, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali wins Il Lombardia; Matteo Trentin victorious at Paris-Tours; Matej Mohoric wins the inaugural Hong Kong Challenge; Bakelants, Petilli, Martinez injured after crashing into ravine at Il Lombardia; Nacer Bouhanni apologises for Paris-Bourges altercation with Rudy Barbier; Cameron Meyer’s road (and track) to the Commonwealth Games; Kathrin Hammes completes 2018 Drops Cycling roster; Number of pedestrians fatally or seriously injured by cyclists has doubled since 2006; Stray oBikes being crushed by City of Melbourne; Danny MacAskill to feature in BBC documentary on the human body.

Kathrin Hammes completes 2018 Drops Cycling roster

by Aliya Traficante, Ella Intern

After spending three years on the American registered Team Tibco, Kathrin Hammes will move to Drops Cycling in 2018, completing the roster for the British team.

The German native has honed her skills as a stage racer during her time on Tibco and moves to Drops ready to apply those skills on the European level.

“I had a really good time with Team Tibco-SVB during the past three years, enjoyed racing in America and I am thankful for all the experiences I could make there,” said Hammes. “But now I am looking forward to new challenges in Europe and I can’t wait to start this next adventure soon!

“I am really excited to join Drops for next year! The Team offers an exciting racing schedule, great equipment and a promising roster. The team is young and ambitious and I am looking forward to racing in their inspiring and supportive environment.”

“Kathrin is a super strong climbing Domestique, who impressed at the recent Tour d’Ardeche. True selfless, experienced, Domestiques are rare in the women’s peloton and we are delighted to have signed Kathrin,” said DS Boc Varney.