Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 21, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Montaguti wins climber’s sprint at Tour of the Alps, Pinot makes up ground; Ruffoni wins sprint in longest stage at Tour of Croatia; Australian Road Nationals to remain in Ballarat until 2020; British Cycling commissions ‘medical review’ after Wiggins’ medical package scandal; ORICA-Scott changing Grand Tour strategy: Simon Yates with Chaves at Tour de France; Gilbert or Van Avermaet: which for Belgium at world championships?; Andrey Grivko given 45-day suspension for punching incident at Dubai Tour; Loss of Rabobank sponsorship affects Dutch federation youth programme; OVO Energy becomes title sponsor of Women’s Tour, Tour of Britain; Nicole Van den Broeck passes away; More good news from Girdlestone’s road to recovery; Van der Breggen and Valverde, an annual Fleche tradition; Video: The Tour De France Explained in Animation; Video: Oakley Cycling Sessions 2017.

More good news from Girdlestone’s road to recovery

by CyclingTips

There is more good news from Keagan Girdlestone as he documents his progress to returning to racing.

“Just getting hammered by my mates and feeling like I wasn’t making any power! Until now… Today I did my best 1m, 5m, 20m and 60m all in one ride,” he posted on Instagram.

“For all the data lovers, I did 350w for 20min at 63.8kg not my best but holy cow what a massive jump in my performance.”

Girdlestone’s story is an amazing one. After nearly losing his life in a dramatic crash last June while racing in Italy he has defied all of the expectations and is already back to racing.