Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 1, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Americans at the 2016 Tour de France: Who’s racing, and what are their objectives?; Drapac signs five-year deal as co-title sponsor of Cannondale Pro Cycling Team; hansgrohe joins Bora as co-sponsor for 2017; Sagan joining Bora–Hansgrohe in 2017?; Cycling Canada names team for Rio; Numainville left off Canadian Olympic team; Tiffany Cromwell: “It’s not the end of the world if I’m not selected [for Rio]”; Wiggle and Chain Reaction merger approved; USADA, UCI sign information-sharing agreement; Cylance roster for Giro Rosa; Giant-Alpecin unveils special “July Kit” for Tour de France; Cyclist killed by grizzly bear; Bike share cyclist arrested for slapping fire fighter; Pro mountain biker takes Walmart bike down serious trails

Numainville left off Canadian Olympic team

by CyclingTips

London Olympian Joëlle Numainville was not named to the 2016 Rio Olympic team, surprising many. In response she announced she will appeal Cycling Canada’s decision, calling her exclusion “unexpected and inexplicable.”

Through gritted teeth, Joëlle Numainville (Cervélo-Bigla) eyes the top of Molenberg.

Through gritted teeth, Joëlle Numainville (Cervélo-Bigla) eyes the top of Molenberg.

“I have hard time understanding Cycling Canada’s decision in view of my results and my experience. On the basis of the criteria indicated in the Olympic Selection Policy, I have my spot on the team,” she said in a release.

“It would seem that my case is not unique. We have decided to appeal the decision of Cycling Canada. I hope that the appeal will decide in my favour and that I will be able to help my teammates win medals at the Rio Olympics.”

Per Cycling Canada’s team announcement, the athletes earned their spots through, “an extensive review of international performances, physiological data analysis and other determining factors.”

Numainville was expected to be part of the team pursuit squad. Instead Georgia Simmerling, a two-time Olympic skier, was named to the team after taking up track cycling full-time last year.

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