In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gaviria continues strong sprint season at Tirreno-Adriatico; Froome apologises for Team Sky controversy; Pooley says not to judge British Cycling over actions of its leaders; Riders, managers complain ASO has made Paris-Nice too tough; Dumoulin on becoming GrandTour rider; Sagan would be happy to see Boonen win Roubaix; Nibali, team still working on finding their groove; Kreuziger abandons Tirreno, leaving team with four; Tirreno-Adriatico: Stage six highlights; Crazy winds force cancellation of Cape Town Cycle Tour; Commuting can be dangerous.
Your Tuesday Daily News Digest
The hits keep coming for ORICA-Scott at Tirreno-Adriatico, with Roman Kreuziger now succumbing to a stomach bug and abandoning the race.
— Roman Kreuziger (@Roman86_K) March 13, 2017
The bad news began on the opening stage when Caleb Ewan crashed while also battling an illness, which left him unable to rejoin the peloton. Roger Kluge was forced to abandon as well.
Then on Sunday’s stage the illness forced Adam Yates to abandon while wearing the best young rider jersey and sitting second overall.
Team director Matt White tried to be optimistic about the rest of the race, saying that the remaining riders would hunt for stage wins and use the racing as training for the upcoming Spring Classics. But with Kreuziger now also out the team is down to only four riders.