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by Matt de Neef
September 18, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Sunweb wins women’s team time trial world title; Sunweb wins men’s team time trial world title; Mads Pedersen secures overall victory at the Tour of Denmark; Liam Bertazzo wins the Tour of China I, Joe Cooper second; Peter Sagan falls ill in world championships lead-up; Cookson, Lappartient continue campaigning ahead of UCI presidential election; Greg Henderson joins USA Cycling as endurance performance director; Manuel Quinziato on retirement and what comes next; Cobblestones to feature in 2018 Tour de France stage?
Peter Sagan was a notable omision from the Bora-hansgrohe team for the team time trial world championships on Sunday, the Slovakian having been ill since returning from the Canadian Grand Prix.
Sagan returned to Europe last week after several weeks spent training at altitude, and after racing the GP de Quebec (which he won) and the GP de Montreal. The two-time road world champion got sick upon his return, however, potentially jeopardising his chances of an unprecedented third-straight world road race title.
Sagan’s coach Patxi Vila was playing down the illness.
“He was supposed to do the TTT but we decided it was better he takes it easy, trains at home and then comes back for the road race,” said Vila. “It’s a throat thing but nothing to worry about.”
The elite men’s world championships road race takes place in Bergen on Sunday.