Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 24, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: The Status of Women’s Cycling – Part 1: A Discussion with Iris Slappendel; British Cycling CEO steps-down earlier than expected; Nicole Cooke to give testimony to British Parliament committee; Promising British cyclocross racer passes away; Former U23 World Champion dies of heart attack; Thalita De Jong out of World Championships; Equal prize money for 2017 HSBC UK National Women’s Road Series; Boonen to ride disc brakes during final season; Sport doping documentary that began with cycling premieres at Sundance; Multiple lawsuits filed over new Lemond carbon fibre company; Wiggins says reality TV decision based on maintaining fitness; Telenet UCI World Cup Hoogerheide highlights; Backstage Pass – Tour Down Under final stages.

Promising British cyclocross racer passes away

by CyclingTips

A promising young British cyclocross racer, Charlie Craig, who won the 2016 National Trophy Cyclocross Series, died in his sleep on Friday night. The 15-year-old was the son of former national champion Nick Craig.

Courtesy: British Cycling

“Yesterday, our world fell apart,” Nick Craig wrote on Facebook. “Our beautiful lovely little boy Charlie went to sleep but never woke up. I don’t know what else to write just now, but he will be with his little angel niece.”

“Charlie was a promising young rider who had his whole life ahead of him,” British Cycling programmes director Andy Harrison said. “Everyone involved with the team is devastated by this news and, naturally, all of our thoughts are with Charlie’s family.”

The cause of his death is not yet known.

The CyclingTips staff extends its deepest sympathies.