Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

December 5, 2016

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Aert, De Jong claim Superprestige CX wins at Spa-Francorchamps; Froome on Wiggins: “There are questions for Brad to answer”; Katusha-Alpecin outlines 2017 season goals; Durbridge keen to continue Classics progression in 2017; Team Illuminate to add women’s team in 2017; Emakumeen Bira moved to May in 2017; Cycle-ball highlights from the Indoor Cycling World Championships; Artistic cycling highlights from the Indoor Cycling World Championships.

Katusha-Alpecin outlines 2017 season goals

by CyclingTips

Team Katusha-Alpecin has outlined its goals for season 2017 following its launch in Calpe, Spain over the weekend.

New recruit and four-time world time trial champion Tony Martin will be eyeing off the first yellow jersey of the 2017 Tour de France, which begins in his native Germany with a prologue time trial in Dusseldorf. Martin will also “concentrate on” the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix and, unsurprisingly, will be out to win a fifth world time trial title.

Ilnur Zakarin will skip the Tour de France in favour of GC ambitions at the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana, while Alexander Kristoff has his eyes on the early-season Monuments: Milan-San Remo, Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.