Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

June 20, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Miguel Angel Lopez wins the Tour de Suisse; Lizzie Armitstead wins the Aviva Women’s Tour of Britain; Nairo Quintana victorious in the Route du Sud; Sep Vanmarcke wins the Ster ZLM Toer; Rein Taaramae takes victory in the Tour de Slovenie; The Trans Am and Tour Divide – The chase is on; Update on Keagan Girdlestone’s injuries; Peter Sagan to Bora-Argon 18?; Quintana, Chaves headline stacked Colombian team for the Olympic road race; Sean De Bie’s ‘custom’ leader’s jersey; Scaring Peter Sagan; Behind the scenes at the Tour de Kumano with State of Matter-MAAP; Le Ride – the 1928 Tour de France route on an era-correct bike.

Peter Sagan to Bora-Argon 18?

by CyclingTips

With the Tinkoff team shutting its doors at the end of this season, there’s much speculation about where the team’s star riders will end up. World champion Peter Sagan has been linked to several squads including, it would seem, Bora-Argon 18.

According to Belgian website HLN.be, the showy Slovakian is being courted by the German Pro Continental team with suggestions that Specialized will take over bike sponsorship duties from Argon 18:

“According to our sources, Canadian bike-maker Argon will make way for Specialized and Peter Sagan will be the new team leader,” an article on HLN.be reads. “That is all that would be needed to open the gates to the World Tour.

“Monday, Bora will have its official press conference in Dusseldorf with its core of nine riders for this year’s Tour. It’s very likely that Specialized will be presented as the team’s new bike sponsor. It’s unlikely that Peter Sagan’s name will be associated at that time, as UCI rules forbid transfer announcements before August 1.”

As ever, it’s important to take such rumours with a grain of salt.

Click through to read more at HLN.be.