Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 30, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Valgren wins stage and takes over lead at Tour of Denmark; Gavazzi wins stage 2 in Portugal; Vasylyuk wins Qinghai Lake time trial; New gene doping test to be retroactively applied to Rio Olympic samples; UCI bars three Russian cyclists from Rio Olympics, three more removed; Contador already back in action on Saturday; UCI President Brian Cookson on La Course, developing women’s cycling and Rio predictions; Cold-Blooded: Tanner Putt born to race the Classics; Can success be bought in pro cycling? A look at team budgets and the value equation; Sagan signing to launch BORA team to WorldTour; The cost of being an Olympian; Racers finish Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme race; Focus on La Course by Le Tour de France; BORA-Argon18’s 10th rider

Sagan signing to launch BORA team to WorldTour

by CyclingTips

The current BORA-Argon 18 team is planning to step-up to the WorldTour next year, and a major part of that move will come from the rumored signing of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff). While the official announcement cannot be made until the August 1 transfer date, team principal Ralph Denk is hoping it will be what his team needs to clear the UCI hurdles.

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“The UCI makes the final decision, but we will present a strong roster along with our budget,” Denk said during the Tour de France. “I’m hoping for a green light.”

Sagan’s 3233 UCI points would definitely give the team more than enough to pass that requirement.

The team is also adding a new co-title sponsor in Hansgrohe, a German plumbing fixture company. That, along with Sagan’s sponsorship cash from companies like Specialized, would also help with the financial aspects of becoming WorldTour.

The team is also expected to make other announcements next week.

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