Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 2, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Preview: What you need to know about the 2016 Tour de France; Sagan promising fireworks as Tour start looms; Bouhanni talks about incident that ended his Tour de France before it started; Cummings calls for British Cycling coach removal after Olympic snub; Female Trans America endurance racer out to break cycle of prejudice; Orica-AIS signs young talent for rest of 2016; Shimano acquires helmet brand Lazer; Sven Nys opens cycling center; The art of the wheel: Remembering Donald Trump’s unconventional foray into American cycling; “Beyond The Race” – Pursuing the Tour de France: The Dream of Adam Yates; Tour de France 2016: Meet the teams; 2016 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup; Peter Sagan “introduces” his team for the Tour de France; Greeting riders at the end of a Tour stage in 1927

Orica-AIS signs young talent for rest of 2016

by CyclingTips

Jessica Allen and Jenelle Crooks, talented young Australian cyclists, will join Orica-AIS for the remainder of the 2016 season.

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Jenelle Crooks

“They are two young riders who have had some good experiences in Europe,” sport director Gene Bates said. “We’ve been watching them develop racing with the Australian High5 National Team and we were really pleased with the way they have been progressing.”

“Everyone is really excited about having new riders join us and we are excited to see how they can progress over the next three months.”


Jessica Allen

The 23-year-old Allen won the time trial at the junior world championships in 2011 and the Oceania Road Race Championship in 2014. Crooks, 21, was the best young rider in 2015 at Thuringen Rundfahrt and La Route de France.

Both riders expressed a desire to learn at the top level. “I’m going to make sure I make the absolute most of this experience, to learn and develop as a bike rider as much as I can, said Crooks.

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