Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 18, 2016

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Tejay van Garderen bounces back with Suisse stage win, Barguil takes lead; Taaramäe takes over at Tour de Slovenie; Groenewegen makes it a Dutch hat trick at SterZLM Tour; Armitstead wins stage 3 and takes the lead in the Aviva Women’s Tour; Coquard doubles wins as Quintana assumes lead at Route du Sud; Simon Yates handed four-month suspension, back racing in July; Yates confirms he won’t appeal sanction: “I’m very embarrassed about the situation.”; The Muur van Geraardsbergen returns to the Tour of Flanders in 2017; Behind the Wheel: Peter Sagan’s 1970 Dodge Charger; Spain anti-doping head believes Puerto investigation can still move forward; Sarah Storey going to seventh Paralympics; On-bike highlights from Tour de Suisse, stage 6; Behind the scenes with LottoNL-Jumbo mechanics

Sarah Storey going to seventh Paralympics

by CyclingTips

Sarah Storey, Britain’s most decorated female Paralympian, will be trying for gold at her seventh Paralympic Games in Rio. The 38-year-old will compete in up to four events in Rio. She won four gold medals at London 2012 and has 11 gold, eight silver and three bronze medals over her career.

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“I’m delighted to be picked for my seventh Paralympic Games. It’s just as exciting to be named in the team today as it was for my first Games in Barcelona back in 1992. London 2012 was incredible; to win four gold medals at a home Games was a once in a lifetime experience but I can’t wait to get to Rio and hopefully enjoy some more success alongside my ParalympicsGB team mates,” she said.

She leads a team that has both other veteran Paralympic competitors and some competing for the first time.

“We are really pleased to be able to name such a strong cycling team for Paralympics GB today,” said Jon Pett, British Cycling Para-cycling Programme Manager. “The riders have all earned their place in the squad with some excellent performances on the track and the road over the last couple of years.”

“We have a great blend of riders in the team, from some with significant Paralympic Games experience to those who will be competing at a Games for the first time. We’re very confident that the team that has been selected will be ready to give everything they’ve got to deliver success in Rio for ParalympicsGB.”

Click through to read more at the British Paralympic Association.

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