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by Mark Zalewski
December 9, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: British Cycling investigation cleared Sutton of eight of nine charges; British government to bail out UK sport after shortfall; Herning to host 2017 European Road Cycling Championships; Geraint Thomas calls Wiggins’ TUE controversy a grey area; Storey says British Cycling controversies not a distraction; Gerrans to race Herald Sun Tour; Sun Tour Falls Creek finish extended to the resort; Pellizotti signs with Bahrain-Merida; Coach says Wiggins has enough for one more Olympics; Olympians headline Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals races; Pavlukhina signs with Astana Women’s Team; Police use audio from incident that killed cyclist in anti-drink driving campaign; Boardman calls for overhaul of British Highway Code; Woman rides high-wheel across America; Vancouver’s Multi-Modal Success Story; Bikepacking Vietnam: The Documentary.
Olympic medallists are set to headline the racers competing at the upcoming Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals series. Sam Welsford, Annette Edmondson and Kaarle McCulloch are among the decorated riders participating.
Annette Edmondson (Orica-AIS) won the 2013 Tour of Chongming Island ahead of Chloe Hosking (Team Hitec) and Lucy Garner (Argos-Shimano).
Welsford is a world champion and Rio Games silver medallist in the team pursuit, while Edmondson and McCulloch both won bronze medals in London. Tour Down Under winner Valentina Scandolara is also on the list.
“This is the best line-up of women I have seen in my time as the carnivals’ handicapper,” said long-time Cycling Tasmania handicapper Lloyd Pilgrim. “There’s better numbers and the quality is tremendous.”
“The cycling numbers for both men and women are sensational,” said Sports Carnivals of Tasmania chief Mike Gunson.
“The quality is also marvellous – a total of eight Olympians from Australia, Japan and New Zealand, multiple world champions and a terrific array of young Tasmanian talent. It’s just fantastic.”
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