Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 16, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kirsten Wild’s powerful sprint captures stage 2 of the Santos Women’s Tour; Caleb Ewan sprints to People’s Choice Classic victory at the Tour Down Under; Amanda Spratt carves out formidable lead in first stage of 2017 Santos Women’s Tour; Vos wins another World Cup, de Boer solidifies overall; Van Aert wins Italian World Cup round, overall; French government turns down request to make mechanical doping illegal; Toon Aerts likely out for season with shoulder injury from crash, riders question race course safety; American coach calls on Cycling Ireland to send team to world cyclocross championships; Owain Doull skips People’s Choice Classic with stomach bug; Di Rocco reelected president of Italian Cycling Federation; Money raised for 105-year-old world record breaker; Video: Meet Tiffany Cromwell; Video: Season prep with Wanty Groupe-Gobert.

Owain Doull skips People’s Choice Classic with stomach bug

by CyclingTips

One of Team Sky’s newest riders, Owain Doull, did not race the People’s Choice Classic criterium because of a stomach ailment, choosing instead to rest ahead of the Tour Down Under starting Tuesday.

Doull comes to the team from Team Wiggins, and following a gold medal on the track at the Rio Olympics. He spent the end of the road season as a stagiaire with Team Sky.

He told Cycling Weekly that his season’s goals are to race in the Spring Classics and hopefully the Vuelta a Espana.

I don’t really know what I want to specialise in. I was good at those one-day races at an under-23 level so it seems like a good starting point,” he said.

“I’ve asked already if I can do the Vuelta. It’s something good to aim toward the back end of the year. Whether I get a ride is a completely different matter.”

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