Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 31, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: 60 Minutes report on motorized doping raises questions about Team Sky and UCI at 2015 Tour de France; French anti-doping expert says he was told a dozen riders used motors during the 2015 Tour de France; Loren Rowney announces her retirement and the beginning of a new chapter; Doctor and courier at centre of Team Sky mystery package scandal called to testify; Pauwels accepts van Aert’s apology but will not forget dispute; Mathieu van der Poel: ‘This is the biggest disappointment of my career’; Van Aert’s World Championship tire choice causes debate; RCS Sport shoots down extra Giro d’Italia wildcard proposal; UAE Abu Dhabi signs Moroccan champion Anass Ait el Abdia; Memorial ride held for cyclist killed in hit-and-run, suspect in custody; Nash and Zahner elected to UCI Athletes’ Commission for cyclocross; Photographer apologises to McLay for finish crash; Rider holds onto side of bridge after crash; Kangaroo surprises cyclists.

Nash and Zahner elected to UCI Athletes’ Commission for cyclocross

by CyclingTips

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced Monday that Katerina Nash (Czech Republic) and Simon Zahner (Switzerland) have been elected to represent cyclocross on the UCI Athletes’ Commission, after a vote held during the 2017 UCI Cyclocross World Championships this weekend in Bieles, Luxembourg.

Katerina Nash (CZE) had a tremendous ride to secure her second bronze world championships medal.

Nash and Zahner were chosen from a field of nine candidates — five men and four women — by athletes participating in the UCI Elite World Championships.

The UCI increased the representation of its various disciplines on the Athletes’ Commission this year by modifying its electoral system.

This will result in the UCI Athletes’ Commission growing from 13 to 16 members, with an equal gender balance for each of the eight disciplines.

Elections of the two representatives from each discipline will take place every four years at the UCI World Championships of the relevant discipline.