In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Bassons chases down motor-doping amateur in France; British sprinter Dan McLay signs with EF Education First-Drapac for 2018; Trek-Segafredo finalizes 2018 lineup with Tsgabu Grmay, Nicola Conci signings; Gaudry sacked as CEO of Hawthorn after five months on job; Brennauer leaves Canyon-SRAM for Wiggle High 5; Lotto-Soudal Ladies team announces six new additions to 2018 roster; Sarah Roy continues with Orica-Scott through 2019; Movistar women’s team announces roster of eight for 2018; Pawlowska breaks Boels-Dolman contract to join Team Virtu Cycling.
Bassons stops motor doper; Trek-Segafredo finalizes 2018 roster: Daily News Digest
Aussie Sarah Roy, winner of Stage 4 at the 2017 Tour of Britain, will continue to race in Orica-Scott colors for another two years, the team announced Monday.
“I am really proud to be staying with Orica-Scott for what will be my fourth season,” said Roy. “It is one of those teams that gets a lot of riders showing interest every year and the exposure is growing all the time. It definitely feels like more than a team, we’ve created a real family culture that is special to be a part of. All of the staff, including our mechanics, directors, swannies, managers and everyone involved in administration are as passionate and dedicated as the riders and we experience all of the highs and lows together as a team.”
Sport director Gene Bates complimented Roy’s exceptional season and the versatility and commitment she brings to the team.
“We really welcome Sarah back to the team for 2018,” said Bates. “She has been our revelation of the season with several fantastic results along the way including victories at the Tour of Britain and in Switzerland at Hagendorn alongside numerous podium places. In varying races and on all kind of terrain, Sarah continues to show her talent, versatility and commitment to the team and her teammates. We are very excited that she will continue this path with us in the future.”