Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 10, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: UK Anti-Doping chairman vows to find out contents of Wiggins’ medical package; Lieuwe Westra announces retirement; Alex Peters to step back from joining Team Sky; Étoile de Bessèges suffering from financial shortfall; Niels Albert: van Aert has plenty of time to left to win; Aqua Blue Sport to donate portion of prize money to Emerald Fund; Nys says no pressure on son following national championship; Possible 2018 UCI Road Worlds course leaked; Isle of Man picked to host 2017 British Road Championships; 2017 US National cyclocross championships highlights.

Possible 2018 UCI Road Worlds course leaked

by CyclingTips

It was already announced that Innsbruck, Austria is hosting the 2018 UCI Road World Championships, no official course has been released. While the local terrain guarantees it will be climber’s course, a possible course that has been reportedly proposed to the UCI has been leaked and would make even some climbers shake in their cleats.

Two journalists have pieced together a proposed route of the final two laps of a circuit around Innsbruck from various sources of information.

The total parcours would cover 4,100 metres over 259.6km.

The finishing circuits would include the Igls, a 7.5km climb averaging 5.5 percent. The other side of that circuit would feature a shorter 2.8km climb but with an average gradient of 11.4 percent, and a brutal 17 percent section in the middle.

This course would completely swing the pendulum from the pancake flat 2016 edition in Qatar. The 2017 championships will be held in Bergen, Norway.

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