Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

March 31, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Durbridge narrowly takes TT win ahead of sprinters as Gilbert wins overall at De Panne; Kittel wins third road stage at Three Days of De Panne; Jones wins final stage of Tour de Taiwan, Prades takes overall; Kittel: Absolutely no doubt that disc brakes will play a role in the future of cycling; Flanders race jury president to focus on footpath riding infractions; Greg Daniel crashes at De Panne, revealing existing broken collarbone; Cookson insisted on contributing to report on British Cycling; UCI allows Tour of Turkey to postpone to the fall; Sagan criticised for push on Kemmelberg; Elinor Barker focusing on UCI Time Trial Championship in 2017; Rumours of Tour of Britain stages circulating; Acquisition of Pinarello by LVMH-backed private equity firm complete; Video: Cycling Chile and Bolivia – A wild adventure.

Rumours of Tour of Britain stages circulating

by CyclingTips

While the route for the 2017 Tour of Britain has yet to be announced, rumours are surfacing of the stages. According to council documents, Cycling Weekly surmises that the race will begin in Scotland and then head south for stages in the east of England, then to the southwest of the country, before the finale in London.

Glasgow hosted the start of the race in 2016 and it was reported the capital Edinburgh would host the start this year.

Other host possible locales include East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Newmarket, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Worcester, Tewkesbury and Cheltenham. Tendring Council voted earlier in March to bid to host a time trial stage of the race.

“Other than getting the Olympics it is difficult to imagine a higher profile international event coming to the district in the immediate future,” council minutes said.

Stephen Cummings (Dimension Data) won the 2016 edition. The 2017 race begins on 3 September and finishes on 10 September.

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