Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 9, 2016

In Tuesday’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Morton wins Tour of Utah in stunning finale; Bujak wins Route de France stage 1; Annemiek van Vleuten OK but disappointed after horrific crash in women’s Olympic road race; With Tour of Utah winner Lachlan Morton, there’s more than meets the eye; Lucinda Brand signs with Liv-Plantur; Frank to AG2R La Mondiale for two years; Successful surgery for Nibali; Henao ordered to rest in lieu of surgery after Rio crash; Ironman Boulder athlete killed by vehicle during cycling leg of race; Military explodes suspicious bag at finish during men’s road race; Researchers studying cycling to speed intensive care recovery; Tour of Utah recap video; Bike commuter nearly crashes out breakaway

Mel Hoskins taken to hospital after Australian women’s team pursuit crashes in training

by CyclingTips

Mel Hoskins has left Rio’s velodrome in an ambulance after the Australian women’s team pursuit crashed during training.

Fairfax Media reports that they were not given the details of Hoskins’ injuries by Cycling Australia officials, but she was being sent to hospital as a precaution.

Hoskins was training with her four teammates when wheels were clipped caused the pursuit team to touch down.

Annette Edmondson was the only one of the five who did not fall. Ashlee Ankudinoff, Amy Cure and Georgia Baker all crashed but are reported to be okay.

The Olympic pursuit competition starts on Wednesday.

Click here to read more at the Age.