Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 13, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Michael Matthews takes first career Tour de France stage win, Froome retains GC lead; Etixx-QuickStep owns Tour of Poland opener; After failed appeal, Australian women’s road cycling team for Rio finalised; Oleg Tinkov having second thoughts about quitting cycling; Contador to miss Rio Olympics after medical review, hoping to start Vuelta; Report: Contador to Trek-Segafredo in 2017; BMC’s Bookwalter ‘relieved’ to reach first rest day of Tour de France; U.S. Government calls Lance Armstrong ‘a doper, dealer, and liar’ in court motion; A look inside Team Sky’s budget; How the Week Was Won: 2016 Tour de France, Stages 6-9; Tour de France, stage 10 recap; Tour de France 2016: Batteries recharged; 11 bottles for Adam Hansen in less than 30 seconds. A new world record?; Life on the Tour: CyclingTips 2016 Tour de France Vlog, part 2; Mini-team Sky on recovery

Race Routes Announced for the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under

by CyclingTips

The 2017 Santos Tour Down Under will be held from Saturday 14 January until Sunday 22 January and the route has just been announced:

“I am really pleased with the course we have set for 2017,” said race director Mike Turtur.

“For the first time the peloton will depart Unley and travel north directly through the city, past the Tour Village and along King William Road and onto O’Connell Street in race neutral. We are encouraging and want all of the businesses to come out and cheer on the peloton.

The 2017 Santos Women’s Tour will be held from 14 – 17 January, and race routes will be announced later in 2016.