Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 23, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Dries de Bondt wins Halle-Ingooigem; LottoNL-Jumbo team demands apology over hidden motor claims against Roglic; Despite Olympic selection, Dimension Data wants Cavendish to complete Tour; Strava report debunks myth that women; Talansky re-signs with Cannondale, skipping Tour; Team Sky Tour de France roster; BMC Tour de France roster; LottoNL-Jumbo for Tour de France; Controversy over leaked British Olympic cycling roster; Emma Pooley signs with Lotto-Soudal; Favourites for Dutch TT title absent; Win your commute with Tour de Bike Lane; Ion Izaguirre hits 110km/h at Suisse time trial; Chris Hoy races Le Mans

LottoNL-Jumbo for Tour de France

by CyclingTips

The LottoNL-Jumbo team will be hunting for stage wins at the Tour de France as GC leader Robert Gesink still recovers from his injuries suffered at the recent Tour de Suisse. Wilco Kelderman and sprinter Dylan Groenewegen will be the main men for the team.

“We want to win a stage,” sports director Nico Verhoeven says. “Wilco Kelderman is able to show off in the mountains and we have some men who have to be able to finish it off from the breakaway on the days that are too hard for the sprinters.”

“Besides that, we’re going to sprint with Dylan Groenewegen. He [was selected for] inthe Tour de France earlier than expected, but that’s not a choice we made only based on his good results. We are expecting him to be ready for the Tour de France. That he has won quite a lot races is something extra. We [are sending] him to the Tour from a process of learning.”

“I’ve put a lot of energy in my preparations for the Tour de France and I felt strong on Tenerife,” said Gesink. “It’s a big disappointment that I have to miss the Tour because of this setback.”

“I’m going to the Tour de France with a lot of confidence,” Kelderman said. “I’ve had a good period of training and most of the days in the Tour de Suisse went well. My free role gives me the chance to chose some stages to aim for. My chances are in the mountains.”

George Bennett
Dylan Groenewegen
Wilco Kelderman
Bert-Jan Lindemen
Paul Martens
Timo Roosen
Sep Vanmarcke
Robert Wagner
Maarten Wynants