Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 2, 2016

In Tuesday’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Mateos wins in Portugal, Vinhas retains lead; Sagan and Specialized ink three year deal with Bora-hansgrohe; Nicolas Roche confirms move to BMC Racing Team in 2017; Kreuziger joins Orica-BikeExchange, aims to help team’s young riders in Grand Tours; RideLondon sportive rider dies of cardiac arrest; Rio velodrome given Aussie stamp of approval; Hesjedal to retire at end of season; Lobato signs with LottoNL-Jumbo; Merida to sponsor Bahrain Cycling Team; Tinkov blasts UCI decision to ban Russian cyclists from Olympics; Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic: On-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass: Classica San Sebastian; How many bikes do you own?

Lobato signs with LottoNL-Jumbo

by CyclingTips

Movistar’s Juan José Lobato has signed a two-year deal to ride for the LottoNL-Jumbo squad. The 26-year-old recently won the overall at the Vuelta Ciclista Comunidad de Madrid.

2nd stage of the 61st Tour of Andalusia Ruta Del Sol

“Lobato is a strong addition to our plan towards 2018,” technical director Nico Verhoeven said. “He’s a rider who climbs well and can sprint in tricky finishes, especially uphill.”

“I’m happy with my transfer to Lotto-NL Jumbo” Lobato said. “I felt like I was ready for a new team and my choice for a Dutch team is going to help me develop my sprint and Classics qualities. If you want to be a good sprinter and a good Classics rider, this team is the perfect choice.”

As far as Classics go, his best finish was fourth at Milan-San Remo in 2014. Though he is coming to the team also to develop his GC aspirations.

“Everyone can see that team has made a lot of progress with classification riders like Steven Kruijswijk, but they also do great with young, talented sprinters like Dylan Groenewegen. That made me want to be part of this team.”