Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 19, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Richie Porte attacks to win stage 2 of the Tour Down Under and take overall lead; Four Giro wildcards announced with only two Italian teams; Report into British Cycling culture expected in February; Belgian team for cyclocross World Championships announced; With no team options, Luca Paolini retires; Patrice Ciprelli, husband of Jeannie Longo, back in court for EPO import case; GreenEDGE Cycling to launch Chinese-collaboration Continental team in 2017; Snow blankets team training camps in Spain; Cycling Victoria announces new race and change to oldest event; Highlights: Men’s Santos Tour Down Under, stage 2; Nys shows he still has it while training with team; Video: Team Sunweb; Video: Riding Vertical Walls on a Bike.

Report into British Cycling culture expected in February

by CyclingTips

UK Sport and British Cycling have received the report from the five-person Independent Review Panel led by British Rowing chair Annamarie Phelps, investigating the culture within British Cycling.

“The respective commissioning bodies of UK Sport and British Cycling are now reviewing the report and the panel’s recommendations which will be discussed with each respective organisation’s boards with a view to publishing the findings and recommendations and a responding statement,” a spokesperson told PA Sport.

“We are endeavouring to complete this process as soon as is practicable to allow for proper and due consideration of the report.”

The investigation came about after allegations of sexist and discriminatory behaviour by former technical director Shane Sutton, set-off by claims made by Jess Varnish after she was pulled from the Rio Olympic team.

Sutton resigned his post but denied making the statements and is appealing the decision. He is also under consideration for a similar post at Cycling Australia.

Click through to read more at ESPN UK.