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by Neal Rogers
June 26, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Oliver Naesen, Jolien d’Hoore take Belgian national titles; Steve Cummings, Lizzie Deignan win British road championships; Fabio Aru, Elisa Longo Borghini take Italian national championships; Arnaud Démare crowned French national road champion; Ramon Sinkeldam, Chantal Blaak win Dutch road titles; Mullen and Boylan win Irish road race championships; Other national champions; Valverde – Froome is the strongest favourite for Tour de France; Feeling undervalued, Kristoff delays extending contract with Katusha; Investors flee from Dalian Wanda Group, owners of Tour de Suisse and World Triathlon Corporation; Video – Tour de France official teaser.
Here’s a selection of other national road race victories that went to riders of significance:
– USA: Larry Warbasse and Amber Neben
– Czech Republic: Zdenek Stybar
– Spain: Jesus Harrada
– Germany: Marcus Burghardt
– Slovakia: Jurag Sagan
– Switzerland: Silvan Dillier
– Slovenia: Luka Mezgec
– Luxembourg: Bob Jungels