Your Friday Daily News Digest

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.

Pavlukhina signs with Astana Women’s Team

by CyclingTips

Olena Pavlukhina has signed with the Astana Women’s Team, joining Svetlana Vasilieve, Lisa Morzenti, Agnieszka Skalniak and Lara Vieceli. The 27-year-old rode for BTC City Ljubljana the past two years, winning the Azerbaijan road and time trial championships in 2016.

“I am honored to be a part of such a group like Astana Women’s Team,” Pavlukhina said.

“I am glad to develop with the specialists who work with us in the team. For me it has always been a dream to work in a team of such a high level, I am confident that together we can become one of the best team in the world! My goals are team’s goals: I’ll be happy if we manage to win WorldTour races or to [have] a good results in the Team Time Trial at World Championships.”

She also won the overall of the Gracia Orlová race, what she called her most important win of her career. She had previously taken a maternity break from racing.

Though she races for Azerbaijan she was born in Ukraine.

Click through to read more at Astana Women’s Team.