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by Shane Stokes
August 15, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: ‘I want to win the Tour,’ declares Uran, announcing three-year contract extension; Meintjes rejoins Team Dimension Data for 2018; Froome chasing place in history as Team Sky’s Vuelta line-up named; Former winner Nibali: I’ve worked hard for the Vuelta; Glittering Orica-Scott GC squad for Vuelta a España; BMC Racing Team to Vuelta ‘with one of the strongest rosters we have named’; UAE Team Emirates targets top 10 in Vuelta, Katusha-Alpecin and Movistar also name squads; Revamped Three Days de Panne to Include WWT Event; Hepburn extends with Orica-Scott until end 2019; Astana signs Hirt, Keisse extends with Quick Step, Fabbro to Katusha; Canyon launches first full-carbon cyclocross bike: Inflite CF SLX; Video: Surprised competition winner gets handed pro bike by professional rider; Video: Contador relaxes at home; Video: High speed hand-up; Video: Uran struts his stuff at the Colorado Classic
The Women’s World Tour will welcome Three Days de Panne in 2018 as a single day event that will be broadcasted live.
Three Days de Panne will be reduced to two days of racing (March 20th-21st), originally a three-day stage race, for the men and include a one day race for the women (March 22nd). The women’s race will benefit from the event’s long history, taking place in West Flanders since 1977, with infrastructure that is already developed and will be televised alongside the men’s race.
The European Tour event had traditionally preceded Tour of Flanders in the week leading up, but after a fight for that slot with Dwars door Vlaanderen, the race will instead take place after Milan Sanremo.
In addition to Three Days de Panne, two other events were announced as part of the growing WWT calendar by the UCI earlier this summer, the Bira Emakumeen (Spain) and Tour of Guangxi (China).
Click through to read more at the UCI’s website.