In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Colbrelli wins second rain-soaked Paris-Nice, Démare retains yellow; Team Sky riders consider asking Brailsford to step down; Dr. Freeman to be recalled by Parliament committee for testimony, but no Wiggins; Shane Sutton ultimately undone at British Cycling by mystery medical package?; British Cycling appoints new CEO, Julie Harrington, from Football Association; Michael Schär out with fractured collarbone; Paris-Nice weather taking toll on peloton; Lappartient re-elected as European Cycling Union president; Taxi passenger only given fine for dooring of cyclist, causing death; Cyclist seeking Good Samaritans who helped him after crash; 2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 2 highlights; On-board footage of Caleb Ewan’s win at Abu Dhabi Tour.
Your Tuesday Daily News Digest
After the first stage of Paris-Nice greeted the peloton with cold and rain, only 71 riders remained in the group for the finish on the second stage and more abandons occurred on the day, with rain, snow and cold temperatures pushing even the hardest riders to their limits.
— Andre Greipel (@AndreGreipel) March 6, 2017
Sprinter Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) abandoned along with Niccolo Bonifazio (Bahrain Merida), Jesús Hernández (Trek – Segafredo) and Maxime Bouet (Fortuneo – Vital Concept).
The race was blown apart from the beginning, with multiple splits happening only 15km after the start.
Ik ben zonder armen en benen de bus in gerold. Denk dat ze eraf gebibberd waren. Althans ik voelde ze niet meer.
— Bram Tankink (@bramtankink) March 6, 2017
Many favourites for the overall like Richie Porte (BMC) lost heaps of time on the day and are now more than 15 minutes down, effectively out of the running for the yellow jersey.
Definately 1 for the scrapbook. 200km 1 degree. Pouring rain and full echelon action from the start. Cycling is epic. #survived
— Dan Martin (@DanMartin86) March 6, 2017