Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 5, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: With sights set on 2020 Olympics, Marianne Vos’ team signs five-year deal with new title sponsor; Former Bora Argon 18 rider Nerz suffering headaches and dizziness after multiple crashes; Shane Sutton to appeal investigation decision; Shane Sutton eyeing position with Cycling Australia; Michael Rasmussen defends Riis returning to cycling; Project TJ Sport gathers in Italy for first camp; McCarthy switching from Australian to Ireland; Movistar, Cannondale-Drapac, Sky unveil new kits; New kit day for World Champ Amalie Dideriksen; Kaitie Antonneau to Cylance for road season; Should you cycle with earphones?; Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships trailer.

McCarthy switching from Australia to Ireland

by CyclingTips

Young talent Robert John McCarthy, who was an Australian junior national champion, had success early in his U23 career with stage wins at the Herald Sun Tour and An Post Rás. He became disillusioned with racing and stepped-away last year but is now making a comeback, with recent results from a mix of road, cyclocross and MTB racing.

Robert-Jon McCarthy (Jayco U23 National Team) takes the win on stage 3. Word on the street is that most of the sprinters thought the blue Subaru banner seen in the background was the finish.

Robert McCarthy (Jayco U23 National Team) takes the win on stage 3.

For next season McCarthy, who was born in Ireland, will be switching his racing license to Ireland for both the road and track.

McCarthy said he will be racing for the JLT Condor Continental team next year, the squad his cousin David McCarthy rode for this year.

Racing in the national colours of Ireland is also goal for him, both on the road and the track.

Originally from Fermoy, County Cork, he moved with his family to Australia when he was 14-years-old. He said he will continue to train and race in Australia as he rebuilds his physical condition lost during his time away.

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