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by Mark Zalewski
January 18, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kirsten Wild wins scorching Santos Women’s Tour finale, Amanda Spratt keeps firm GC hold; Caleb Ewan scorches to victory as extreme heat shortens Tour Down Under stage 1; La Méditerranéenne cancelled; Laura Kenny likely out for track World Championships; Loes Sels asks Belgian coach to only consider her results for worlds selection; CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 22: Changing lives in the off-season with Team Novo Nordisk; Owain Doull suffers appendicitis at Tour Down Under; Aevolo Cycling announces roster, sponsors; Christoph Strasser sets new world record for cycling across Australia; Guinness World Records verifies longest distance ridden by a woman; Video: Men’s Santos Tour Down Under, stage 1 highlights; Crash compilation from Fiuggi World Cup races; Mathieu van der Poel trains in Spain; Bike thief caught in the act on bike camera.
Four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny is unlikely to compete at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong due to a hamstring injury.
“Laura Kenny has withdrawn from the forthcoming Six Day Berlin and HSBC UK National Track Championships having sustained a hamstring strain,” a British Cycling statement said.
“Laura is undergoing treatment and hopes to return to full fitness soon.”
Kenny won both the scratch race and omnium at the 2016 UCI World Championships, and went on to win Olympic golds in the omnium and team pursuit in Rio.
Kenny was recently nominated for the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award.