Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 28, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Hidden motors: 3-4000 UCI tests at Tour, but French announce own plans; MPCC stands with fight against technological fraud; Dan Martin: Ready to take on the big guns in the Tour de France; King may appeal Olympics snub; Orica-GreenEdge for the Tour de France; Trek-Segafredo Tour de France team; Cannondale Pro Cycling Tour de France roster; Former British Olympian dies in cycling crash; Seven WorldTour teams for Revolution Series; Study finds Tour de Yorkshire boosted economy by £60m; Crash determines Canadian men’s road championship; Focus on Marianne Vos

King may appeal Olympics snub

by CyclingTips

British Olympic gold medalist Dani King says she may appeal the decision to leave her off the road race team for the Rio Olympics.

One of many small attacks, this one by Dani King (Wiggle High5) and three other riders.

Lizzie Armitstead will captain the three-rider team. Emma Pooley and Nikki Harris were chosen for the other two spots despite both being ranked below King.

“Initially I was told I couldn’t appeal,” she said. However British Cycling has since said she can appeal.

“I haven’t really been given a fair explanation as to why I haven’t been selected, to be completely honest. I was given nine criteria at the start of the year which I’ve been working toward and I’m absolutely gutted.”

King suffered a bad crash in 2014 while training that left her with eight broken ribs, a bruised liver and punctured lung, but has since recovered. She finished fourth at the British national championships last weekend, while Harris finished in sixth and Pooley did not race.

Click through to read more at The BBC.