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by Mark Zalewski
February 14, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: With more UCI safety provisions on the way, teams’ group says progress is being made; Tour of Oman begins Tuesday with wide open field; Landa ready to begin 2017 campaign; Meersman deals with life after cycling; Cyclocross junior world champ pondering dual CX/road career; Tour de Galiyat brings rival nations together; Rapha’s London Nocturne race expanding; Where cycling is hazardous to your health; Wiggins leaves ‘The Jump’ with leg fracture; Video: Tony Spray – Poetry in Paint; Video: Training camp with Wanty-Groupe Gobert; Video: Valverde shows off ace bike handling skills.
Rapha’s London Nocturne race, run for the past ten years as a single event, will be expanding to become an international series. This year’s London event will take place on June 10.
“We are delighted to return to the Nocturne with FACE Partnership,” said Simon Mottram, Founder and CEO of Rapha.
“We are also excited to be creating an international series of events that can inspire the future of racing, challenging convention and traditional race settings and formats. We want to attract thousands of people, with rides to the event, time with the pros, and dedicated sessions to promote involvement in cycling for all ages and abilities.”
“We have successfully grown the London Nocturne into the world’s most prestigious criterium race and we are excited to collaborate with Rapha to take this to the next level and create new Nocturne events in some of the world’s most iconic cities,” said James Pope, CEO of Nocturne organisers, FACE Partnership.
FACE Partnership is also the promoter of the Revolution Track Series that attempted to expand abroad in 2016 to other cities, including Paris, which was ultimately postponed.