Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 3, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Solo victories for Spratt and Hepburn on stage 2 of the 2017 Bay Crits; Knee surgery for Heinrich Haussler; Peter Sagan shows off new rainbow stripes; Mario Costa announces retirement; Fewest cycling deaths in New Zealand for 25 years; Help choose Marianne Vos’ 2017 bike design; Fan has fun with Team Sky headshots; Philippe Gilbert on 2017: A New Beginning; Course preview for U.S. cyclocross nationals; 2016 cycling highlights animated; BMX training in a Russian winter.

Peter Sagan shows off new rainbow stripes

by CyclingTips

Reigning world champion Peter Sagan showed off his new rainbow stripes for his new BORA–hansgrohe team, as well as three national champion kits by his teamamtes.

Courtesy: BORA-hansgrohe

Courtesy: BORA-hansgrohe

“I am proud to wear again the rainbow jersey, now in the lights of BORA–hansgrohe,” said Sagan. “But with the new year also the records start from zero again, now again hard work will be the basis for success. With my new team, I am sure, we are on track so far.”

“Obviously, it is a special moment in the life of a team manager to present a World Champion’s jersey,” said team manager Ralph Denk.

“Peter is once again the ‘eye catcher’ in the peloton, this is also important for our sponsors. We decided to put Peter’s own logo on the backside of the jersey as a special ‘thank you’ for his outstanding performances the last years. But I must admit, that I am also very proud to have three national champions on my team. At some races, there will be more white than black in our line-ups.”