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by Shane Stokes
July 29, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Commissaire who disqualified Sagan from Tour calls for video judges in cycling; Cycling Australia introduces new transgender athlete policy; Lotto-Soudal chasing success after winless Tour de France; Bookwalter chasing home-soil success in Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah; Jungels back in action at Tour de Pologne; Movistar extends with Arcas, Oliveira and Pedrero; Four years on, McQuaid weighs in on pro cycling; Following the 2017 Transcontinental ultra-endurance race; Mark Cavendish Launches The Amstel Cold Tub Pub
Multiple Portuguese national champion Nelson Oliveira has inked a new deal with the Movistar team, extending a stint with the squad which began in 2016 and which has seen him take third on a Tour de France stage, fourth in the European TT championships and seventh in the Rio Olympics time trial.
Also extending are young Spanish riders Jorge Arcas and Antonio Pedrero. “Their new contracts are a reward to the progression of two talented, committed youngsters,” said the team on Friday. “Jorge has proven to be an excellent rouleur, with climbing abilities and decent TT skills, while Antonio’s recent WorldTour appearances, most notably at the Tour de Suisse, have confirmed his fine climbing abilities.”
All three riders have been shortlisted for the Vuelta a España, with the initial 12-man lineup to be shortened to nine before the race begins.