Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 22, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Brailsford and other witnesses may be called to give further evidence in Sky package inquiry; Songezo Jim signs with Kuwait –; Sophie de Boer reveals 2017 team; Stybar to race two cyclocross events next week; Marc Sergeant talks about Lotto Soudal early season plans; Stephen Swart: ‘Lance Armstrong had no intention of picking up the phone’; Rally Cycling holds winter training camp; Hagens Berman-Supermint announces roster; SBS and Fox Sports to broadcast Australian Road National Championships; Cycling UK pressuring Sunday Times to print apology over ‘pro-dooring’ column; Man accused of hitting, dragging cyclist walks free; 89-year-old handing out high-vis vests to cyclists for safety; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour.

SBS and Fox Sports to broadcast Australian Road National Championships

by CyclingTips

SBS and Fox Sports announced a partnership to expand the coverage for the 2017 Australian Road National Championships, held on Sunday, January 8. The broadcast will begin at 1:00 p.m. and feature extensive coverage of the women’s race, followed by the men’s road race and presentations to both the 2017 men’s and women’s champions.

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“We are thrilled to be able to partner with these two great broadcasters and bring the 2017 MARS Road Nationals to millions of Australian fans both on television and mobile devices,” said Cycling Australia CEO Nicholas Green OAM. “With SBS’s unequalled commitment to bringing cycling to Australian screens over the past 30 years and Fox Sports position as the country’s leading producer of sports, the 2017 Championships promises to be one of the best.”

In addition to the broadcast schedule, live streaming coverage will be integrated across digital platforms SBS Cycling Central, SBS On Demand and the FreeView app, in addition to the Foxtel GO Application.

“With the coverage now spanning an array of digital platforms, it is great that fans will be able to tune in to catch Australia’s best battle for the green and gold jerseys no matter where they are across Australia and the world,” said Green.

“It is also a tremendous result for Australian cycling with our sport to feature across four major networks this summer.”