Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 17, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Chloe Hosking jumps up to top step of podium in hilly stage 3 of Santos Women’s Tour; Tour Down Under GC battle looms at Paracombe: ‘One of the hardest stages the TDU has seen’; Fractured clavicle ends Toon Aerts’ season; Riders react to Italian World Cup course; Wout van Aert shifts focus to world championship questionable for Hoogerheide; Fight for Giro d’Italia wildcard invite to be fierce; Pinarello responds to claims of intellectual property infringement; Vanmarcke reveals spring Classics programme; Devriendt has knee surgery; Video: 2017 Cylance Pro Cycling; The Road Less Traveled – Why do you ride gravel?; Steven Ceballos Urbano de Manizales jump.

Riders react to Italian World Cup course

by CyclingTips

Discussion regarding the course of the Telenet UCI World Cup race in Fiuggi, Italy on Sunday, is continuing with many critical of the course, calling it dangerous, while others say it was merely a technical challenge, made more so by the weather.

“In most places there is only one track that is passable,” Meeusen told Het Laatste Niews, suggesting that the course did not meet minimum widths in practical terms.

However, others considered the course technical but not dangerous, including the tight and downhill passages through the forest trees that turned slick with mud.

“There were many dangerous parts, but most of them were so slow and you had to run, so they were not dangerous, except where Toon Aerts crashed,” men’s winner Wout van Aert said during the TV interview after the race.

“That was a point which I previously already seen that you had to be careful there. It might be a little mistake of the organization, but otherwise I loved to race here. The Italians are really passionate cycling and I’m glad I’ve been here, the atmosphere was fantastic.”