Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 9, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Cummings takes emphatic stage win, Van Avermaet extends Tour de France lead; Giro Rosa Round-up: another strike for the Americans, with Stevens winning the ITT and Guarnier keeping pink; Peloton thwarts breakaway again for sprint in Austria; Mihaylov takes solo win, lead at Sibiu Cycling Tour; Yates injured as 1km-to-go gantry falls at the Tour de France; Kruijswijk extends with LottoNL-Jumbo for two years; Once among cycling’s best, Floyd Landis attempting to remake image; Degenkolb leaving Giant-Alpecin in 2017; Kalamazoo cyclist recovering from crash; Irish politician: “Ban cycling events”; ‘WADA Talks’ with Frankie Andreu; Tour de France, stage 6 on-board highlights; ORICA BikeExchange Backstage Pass, stage 6; Rider recreates grueling first mountain stage of 1910 Tour de France; Fans find unique ways to pass the time waiting for Le Tour; The show must go on!; Rigoberto Urán as rock star

Kruijswijk extends with LottoNL-Jumbo for two years

by CyclingTips

Steven Kruijswijk, who rode to a fourth place overall at this year’s Giro d’Italia, will remain with Team LottoNL-Jumbo for another two years. The Dutch rider has been with the same programme his entire career, starting with the Rabobank development team in 2007 and then moving to the elite squad in 2010.

Alpe di Siusi - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL - Jumbo) pictured during stage 14 of the 99th Giro d’Italia 2016 from Castelrotto to Alpe di Siusi a Mountain Time Trial individual - foto Claudio Minardi/Cor Vos © 2016

Kruijswijk wore the Maglia Rosa for five stages in the Giro and finished in second place for three stages in-a-row. He lost the leader’s jersey when he crashed descending the Colle dell’Agnello, though continuing to race to fourth overall on what later was diagnosed to be broken ribs.

“I am very pleased with the prospect of riding the next two years at Team LottoNL-Jumbo,” said Kruijswijk. “The team [has] an ambitious plan towards 2018. I am confident that together we can realize these ambitions. I like working with the sport directors, technical and support staff of the team. The Giro d’Italia gave me confirmation of [the programme]. That gives me great confidence for the future.”

“Steven is a fine example of the talent in our team,” said technical director Nico Verhoeven. “Steven showed what he is capable of with his amazing performance in the Giro. We are proud that he has confidence in our plan.”

Kruijswijk is slated to race the Olympics and the Vuelta a Espana in the second-half of the season.