Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 26, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Kluge spoils sprinters’ day and gives IAM a reason to smile at Giro d’Italia; Wout Van Aert wins Baloise Belgium Tour prologue; Project 2016: The story behind USA Cycling’s revolutionary new track bikes; Chaves loses teammate support in Mezgec; Dimension Data seeking Grand Tour squad for 2017; British Cycling review panel names three; Sagan seeking wildcard spot for cross-country MTB at Rio Olympics; Giant-Alpecin names Tour de France long-list; Reports link Degenkolb to Trek-Segafredo; Teenaged Dygert’s talent still seems limitless; Giro stage 17 highlights; An Post RáS 2016 – Stage 3 highlights; 360 video of descent; Wiggins to race London six day race; Orica-GreenEdge backstage pass: Giro stage 17

Reports link Degenkolb to Trek-Segafredo

by CyclingTips

Only a day after rumors that Trek-Segafredo were attempting to sign German John Degenkolb away from Giant-Alpecin,  reports are now that the deal is done.

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“John Degenkolb, winner of last year’s Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix, will take the place of Fabian Cancellara in the Classics riding for Trek-Segafredo in 2017, according an insider,” Cycling Weekly reported.

Bora-Argon 18 was also rumored to be in the running to sign him in its bid for a 2017 WorldTour slot, but team manager Ralph Denk said, “He’s not riding with us, it’s not possible for 2017.”

Per UCI rules the team cannot publicly confirm any new signings until 1 August, but with Classics captain Fabian Cancellara retiring at the end of the season, the team is understandably keen to sign a replacement rider and would have quite a cache of cash to do so.

Degenkolb recently returned to racing at the Tour of California last week, coming back from injuries sustained during a training camp crash at the start of the season. He was included in the team’s long-list for the Tour de France.

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