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 for this weekend’s races, including the World Cup at Namur. The 31-year-old is benched with a bout of the flu.

“Last weekend Rob was already dealing with cold symptoms and over the last few days the symptoms only worsened,” his team announced.

“Rob has already been in bed for three days and high fever. He is not in Antwerp and Namur.”

Peeters’ season began well, with a win in China and strong performances in America, including fifth place at the Cross Vegas World Cup.

He then had two top-ten results in October in Belgium and began November with a second-place at Waaslandcross. However, his season has steadily declined since, unable to crack the top-ten.