Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 8, 2016

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Herrada times finishing kick to perfection to win Dauphiné stage, Contador keeps yellow; Domagalski doubles One Pro Cycling’s wins in Korea; Keagan Girdlestone stable in battle for survival; New gene doping test likely to be in use for Rio Olympics; Danielson on USADA case: My positive test is consistent with supplement contamination; Human rights groups call for UCI to reject Bahrain Cycling Team; Guarnier extends Women’s WorldTour lead; Australian crit champ Mackay signs with Hagens Berman-Supermint; 2016 Gran Fondo New York by the numbers; Tinkoff team chef quits over ‘inexcusable behaviour’ by owner; Dauphiné stage 2 highlights; Dan Martin, Richie Porte after Critérium du Dauphiné stage 1; Armitstead talks about what it takes to be the best; Ted King on winning the Dirty Kanza; Contador locked out of team bus

Keagan Girdlestone stable in battle for survival

by CyclingTips

The mother of Keagan Girdlestone, the 19-year-old South African rider who crashed and almost died in a race crash on Sunday, has said that her son is fighting hard to survive.


“He’s a fighter‚” Desere Girdlestone told TMG Digital on Monday morning. “He has to win the biggest challenge of his life now. The latest is that he had surgery – was in recovery and still critical.”

She added that her son had “lost a lot of blood.”

“He’s fighting for his life right now. We’re waiting for another update this morning.”

Fortunately the latest news on the Team Dimension Data development team rider is encouraging. An update on his Facebook page on Tuesday said that he was no longer in critical danger.

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