Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 16, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Trek-Segafredo convinced Tour de France win is still within Contador’s reach; With an eye to the future, Mollema targets Giro and commits to Contador in 2017 Tour; Bart Wellens on transition to managing a team; Stijn Vandenbergh ready for Roubaix; Rob Peeters out with flu; George Bennett diagnosed with mononucleosis; Matthew Busche announces retirement; Wegmann retires after 15 seasons; Matteo Tosatto on retirement: ‘I will not beg for a contract’; Compton, Hyde win USA Cycling Pro CX titles; Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 route announced; Cyclist attempting to cycle around Britain abandons attempt; Practice the post-up before winning.

Rob Peeters out with flu

by CyclingTips

Crelan-Vastgoedservice’s Rob Peeters is out with the flu for this weekend’s races, including the Antwerp round of the DVV Insurance Trophy and the Namur World Cup.

“Last weekend Rob already had cold symptoms and in the last few days they only worsened,” his team said “Rob has already ben in bed for three days with flu and high fever.”

Peeters had a good start to the season, with strong results at the races in the U.S., including fifth at the Cross Vegas World Cup.

He returned to Belgium and had multiple top-ten placings in October and began November with a second place at the Soudal Classics Waaslandcross. Since then his results have declined, without a top-ten result to date.