Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 8, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: UCI insists no reduction to team sizes in 2017; Jack Bobridge on retiring at 27: ‘At the end of the day health comes first’; One less WorldTour team in 2017? Rider agent ‘very concerned’ about Chinese team TJ Sport; Velon creating new race series; Stefan Schumacher signs with Kuwait-Cartucho.es; Kenyan cyclist who lost leg in crash talks about life after amputation; Tom Boonen: I needed a sports psychologist after Abu Dhabi Tour crash; Cameron Wurf returning to pro racing with triathlon ambitions; Four days of Dunkirk reveals course and name change to Tour des Hauts-de-France; Giro del Trentino becomes Tour of the Alps; 2017 Oceania Track Cycling Championships; Record-setting attempt to ride around Great Britain underway; Strava calculates the fastest cyclists by country; KASK extends sponsorship with Team Sky; Christian Meier on his final pro race; Adorable cyclocross racer shows how barriers are done.

Kenyan cyclist who lost leg in crash talks about life after amputation

by CyclingTips

Kenyan Cyclist Samwel Mwangi is recovering in hospital after having one of his legs amputated below the knee, after a crash on a descent at the Tour of Rwanda.

Samwel Mwangi

In an interview with the BBC’s Ed Harry he appealed to followers on social media to give blood at the Nairobi Hospital, so there will be enough for his next surgery.

In the interview he said that after the amputation surgery, “sometimes when I wake up and want to touch my legs but I find I just have one.”

However, he is keeping a positive attitude, saying that he already has the Paralympics in his sights.

Click through to read more at the BBC.

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