Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 21, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Sagan returns to top of UCI rankings; Boels Dolmans continues women’s WorldTour dominance; Dimension Data ‘blown away’ by support for Keagan Girdlestone; Professional Cyclist Association to present revised security plan; Miguel Angel Lopez extends with Astana; Huffman, Walle wrap-up North Star Grand Prix wins; Giant USA lays off employees; AG2R-La Mondiale announces Tour de France team; Mike Woods returns after crash, focuses on Olympics; Copenhagen bidding for Tour de France start; On-bike at Tour de Suisse, stage 9; Behind the scenes at the Tour de Suisse; Race starter gets a little too close to Peter Sagan

Miguel Angel Lopez extends with Astana

by CyclingTips

The best way to ensure your place on a team is to win a big race. The Astana team announced Monday a two-year contract extension with Miguel Angel Lopez. The Colombian clinched the overall at the Tour de Suisse on Sunday.

Stage 9 of the Tour de Suisse 2016

As with other talented young Colombians, the team has high hopes for a Grand Tour result down the road.

“We worked with the young Colombian talent from his first year in professional cycling,” said general manager Alexandr Vinokurov. “We believed in him and we are proud for his results. I think that he can win the Grand Tour in the future.”

“I chose to remain in Astana Pro Team for two more seasons because I want to continue to grow,” said Lopez.

“In these last two races seasons with Astana jersey I have achieved good results and this is the result of good work together with managers, sport directors and staff. I still have to learn a lot and I am sure that here in Astana will improve much with the aim of doing well in the Grand Tour.”

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