Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 28, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Mathieu van der Poel talks about tough times at Heusden-Zolder; Michael Vanthournhout responds to Van der Poel start incident; Lars Boom makes successful return to World Cup cyclocross; Peter Stetina says he almost quit mid-season; LottoNL-Jumbo tweaks management roles; Floyd’s of Leadville to sponsor Tour of the Battenkill; Filming the final jump from ‘Danny MacAskill – Cascadia’; Meyers Grade Silent Descent.

Michael Vanthournhout responds to Van der Poel start incident

by CyclingTips

Michael Vanthournhout (Marlux-Napoleon Games) was asked about the start of the World Cup race in Heusden-Zolder after a replay showed he and Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank-Corendon) came together in the first turn. Van der Poel said this is where he broke his shoe.

“I do not even know what it is about!” Vanthournhout told Het Nieuwsblad. “During the race I rode a few times near Mathieu. He would speak to me about it, I think? He did not!”

While van der Poel did not name anyone, he did say he knows who is responsible and would not soon forget it.

After the race Vanthournhout took to Twitter to further respond.

“May I start to defend my place?! Or should I wait until there is room …”

Click through to read more at Het Nieuwsblad.