Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 20, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vos doubles wins at Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen; Gidich wins third stage of Tour of Qinghai Lake; Four talking points from the 2016 Giro Rosa; Anatomy of a bike throw: Sagan’s stage-winning lunge for the line; Battle with the broom wagon: Suffering to stay in the Tour; How the Week Was Won: 2016 Tour de France, Stages 10-16; Rohan Dennis leaving Tour de France; A mid-season chat: Joe Dombrowski talks beer, cars, and renewed contract with Cannondale-Drapac; Cummings replaces Kennaugh for Olympic road race; AG2R LA MONDIALE extends sponsorship through 2020; Turkish Olympian motivated to perform at Qinghai Lake following failed coup attempt in Ankara; Team Sky on Pinarello through 2020; List of Tour de France team budgets; Sagan at the Tour de France, by the numbers; Tour de France, stage 16 on-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass, stage 16; Tour of Qinghai Lake, stage 2 highlights

Rohan Dennis leaving Tour de France

by CyclingTips

Rohan Dennis will skip the remainder of the Tour de France, abandoning the race during the second rest day to prepare for the upcoming Rio Olympics.

Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) got to show off his green and gold skinsuit, as Australian national time trial champion. He finished fifth on the stage. Photo: Cor Vos

Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) got to show off his green and gold skinsuit, as Australian national time trial champion. He finished fifth on the stage. Photo: Cor Vos

“It has been an incredibly tough two weeks of racing at the Tour de France and Rohan has been an asset to the team, both with his fifth place in the first time trial, and working in support of our leaders throughout the race,” Sports Director Yvon Ledanois said.

“BMC Racing Team’s performance and management team agree that it is not in his best interest to continue racing beyond stage 16.”

Though a strong contender for time trial stage wins, the team recognizes that the final time trial parcours is not as ideal for his strengths.

“The next two weeks are crucial for him as he prepares for the Rio Olympics and given the final time trial here at the Tour de France isn’t suited to him, his preparation is best done at home in order to avoid further fatigue.”

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