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by Mark Zalewski
December 15, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Dutch cycling federation launches investigation into harassment as riders speak out; Cadel’s Race gets curtain-raiser crit on Melbourne’s Albert Park F1 circuit; Peter Sagan considering using disc brakes for 2017 Paris-Roubaix; Tiesj Benoot extends with Lotto Soudal until 2019; Ekimov elected as president of Russian Cycling Federation; Team UniSA-Australia names Tour Down Under first four; Geraint Thomas unable to defend Commonwealth Games title; Rohan Dennis still eyeing hour record; Joe Dombrowski’s uphill hour record; Latour breaks finger during training camp; Amador fined for riding on highway; Thieves use cycling apps to target victims; Movistar’s holiday season video.
AG2R-La Mondiale’s Pierre Latour broke a bone in the little finger of his right hand during the team’s training camp in Spain, resulting in a recovery of multiple weeks.
Latour suffered a fracture in his fifth metacarpal bone when he fell down the stairs of a hotel in Gandia, Spain.
“He will be authorized to train on the road within three weeks but he will be soon able to ride a home trainer with an adapted orthosis,” the team said in a statement.
Latour is expected to begin his season at the Grand Prix Cycliste La Marseillaise on January 29, but this will be dependent on his recovery
The Frenchman took second overall at the Critérium International in 2016, and won a stage at the Vuelta a España, his Grand Tour debut.