Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

February 18, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Campenaerts wins TT, Valverde takes over lead at Ruta del Sol; Castroviejo wins Volta ao Algarve TT, Roglic retains lead; Kristoff wins again at Tour of Oman; Jonathan Tiernan-Locke retires; Swiss CX champion Julien Taramarcaz retires; New Energy Tour unveils route; British Cycling to brief riders on upcoming independent review report; Driver allegedly deliberately clips British domestic team on training ride; Rider to tackle all 21 Giro stages on fat bike for charity; Tour of Oman, stage 3 highlights; Video: Alexis Ryan on the 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour; Team Novo Nordisk: 2017 Season Kickoff.

Rider to tackle all 21 Giro stages on fatbike for charity

by CyclingTips

David Sims, who rode the entire 2015 Tour de France route on a Raleigh Chopper to raise money for charity is back, this time taking a fatbike over the likes of Mount Etna in Sicily and the Passo dello Stelvio, as he rides the entire route of the 2017 Giro d’Italia.

“It’s another challenge that is going to push me to the limit,” he told “The bike is even more striking than the Chopper. And it’ll need to be at its best for the wide variety of technical challenges I’ll face.”

The 38-year-old from Southport, Lancashire is calling it ‘The Italian Job 2017’ and the money will go to the Help for Heroes charity.

He said he raised £12,000 for charity with the Tour de France ride and has a target goal of £10,000 this time around.

Help for Heroes is a British charity for British servicemen and women who have been wounded or injured in the line of duty.

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