Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 22, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Brailsford and other witnesses may be called to give further evidence in Sky package inquiry; Songezo Jim signs with Kuwait –; Sophie de Boer reveals 2017 team; Stybar to race two cyclocross events next week; Marc Sergeant talks about Lotto Soudal early season plans; Stephen Swart: ‘Lance Armstrong had no intention of picking up the phone’; Rally Cycling holds winter training camp; Hagens Berman-Supermint announces roster; SBS and Fox Sports to broadcast Australian Road National Championships; Cycling UK pressuring Sunday Times to print apology over ‘pro-dooring’ column; Man accused of hitting, dragging cyclist walks free; 89-year-old handing out high-vis vests to cyclists for safety; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour.

Rally Cycling holds winter training camp

by CyclingTips

The 2017 Rally Cycling men’s team gathered at Snow Mountain Ranch in Estes, Colorado last week to prepare for the upcoming season. This year’s winter camp was given more significance as the men’s team will start the 2017 season with an early European campaign.

Courtesy: Rally Cycling

Courtesy: Rally Cycling

“It is important to get the team together in a casual environment,” said Performance Manager Jonas Carney. “We had a very successful 2016 season and we are looking to build on that momentum with the addition of some talented riders and a challenging start to the season in Europe.

“The Vuelta Ciclista a la Región de Murcia, Volta ao Algarve, and Volta ao Alentejo are some of the best early season races in the world and we are excited to be invited. The guys are already training well and we look forward to again showing that Rally Cycling can compete against the top teams in the world.”

The camp with a visit to the team’s service course in Golden to fine-tune equipment and bike fits for the coming season. From there the team traveled up to Snow Mountain Ranch for snowshoeing, Nordic skiing and other winter fun.

The team will start the 2017 season at the Vuelta Ciclista a la Región de Murcia in Spain on February 11, followed by the Volta ao Algarve in Portugal, the Volta ao Alentejo and concluding with the Classica da Arrabida – Cylin’Portugal.