Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

May 3, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: UCI asks Giro organisers to drop controversial descending competition; Giro d’Italia names Mortirolo the Scarponi Climb as a tribute; Acquarone moving on with career, but says he’s still awaiting justice over Giro dismissal; Dumoulin pledges patience in Grand Tour ambitions, also wants to target Roubaix; Ambitious Jungels to return to Giro one year after making history; Three North Americans on Cannondale-Drapac Giro squad; Woods to make Grand Tour debut; Girdlestone’s comeback continues with Grafton to Inverell participation; Namibian national MTB champion Costa Seibeb dies in accident; Hammer Series finalises teams for Sportzone Limburg Pro Race; Strava announces new feature to shift app towards social network functionality; Video: Alaska or Bus’t – Mountain Bike Road Trip with Andrew Taylor; Video: Western Australia’s Joey Graham nails a backflip instead of racing.

Namibian national champion Costa Seibeb dies in accident

by VeloClub

Namibian cycling is in shock after the passing of Raul Costa Seibeb. The Namibian Press Agency reported that he died in a motor vehicle accident on Monday night in southern Namibia.

The 25-year-old was the defending national mountain-bike marathon champion, and won the road race in 2014. He was also third in the latter event in February and second in the time trial.

According to The Namibian newspaper, his death was confirmed by Rolf Adrian of the Namibian Cycling Federation. He said that it was a huge loss for Namibian cycling.

Click through to read more at The Namibian.