Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 31, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Aert outsprints Sweeck for Bredene win; De Jong back on top at Bredene; Mathieu van der Poel unlikely to race GP Sven Nys; Nicole Cooke: British Cycling has many questions to answer; Gianni Meersman forced to retire due to cardiac arrhythmia; New kit design, bike sponsor for UnitedHealthcare; Oldest Tour de France winner dies; Video: Gold Coast Hinterland; Happy new year!

New kit design, bike sponsor for UnitedHealthcare

by CyclingTips

More new kit designs are showing up on social media with WielerFlits showing American ProContinental outfit UnitedHealthcare moving to a much darker colour scheme, while also revealing the team changing bike sponsors from Wilier Triestina to Orbea.

The UnitedHealthcare team had already announced a change in focus for next season, refocusing on stage racing and ending its criterium squad. It signed Greg Henderson from the WorldTour in this effort and to bolster it’s sprint train.

Additionally, the Belgian Wanty-Groupe Gobert team is altering its team strip a bit, while other teams are keeping a very similar design, including CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice, Cofidis and Novo Nordisk.