Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

April 22, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Thomas wins Tour of the Alps as Pinot scoops final stage; Ruffoni takes second successive stage win in Tour of Croatia; Thomas not taking anything for granted in terms of Giro d’Italia; Scarponi ‘curious and confident’ about Giro team leadership; Gaviria savouring Grand Tour debut in Giro; Wellens aiming high for Liège-Bastogne-Liège; La Course organisers announce second day of racing to mixed reactions; USA Cycling announces establishment of Steve Tilford Memorial fund to promote clean sport;  Photo gallery: A glimpse into cycling’s past at Paris-Roubaix’s retro market; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour: La Flèche Wallonne highlights; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour: Focus on Ashleigh Moolman Pasio; Phil Gaimon’s “Worst Retirement Ever,” Episode 2: Mt. Diablo; The Little 500 preview

La Course organisers announce second day of racing to mixed reactions

by VeloClub

Tour de France organisers ASO, who also promote the women’s La Course event, have announced a second day of racing for this year’s edition of the latter contest.

The news of the event came in a press conference on Friday, although it has attracted a mixed response due to limitations on the number of women who can take part.

Details were scarce, with the ASO website not carrying any information. Instead, the La Course Twitter account gave some limited details.

Manel Lacambra of the Cylance cycling team hailed the news.

Others pointed out that only 20 riders will be able to take part in the 22.5 km TT and that no UCI points would be on offer.