Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

December 12, 2016

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Aert and Cant victorious at Essen CX meet; BMC confirms its 2017 roster; Astana reveals its final roster for the 2017 season; Bardet’s Giro plans on hold, will again race the Tour in 2017; Nathan Haas on learning from Edvald Boasson-Hagen; Sean Lake targeting Australian Road Nationals time trial; Parcours revealed for 2017 Tour de Romandie; David Rebellin signs with Continental team; Ag2r-La Mondiale trainee killed while hiking; How wildcard places were awarded in WorldTour races in 2016.

Sean Lake targeting Australian Road Nationals time trial

by CyclingTips

It was an impressive performance in January 2016 when Sean Lake (Avanti IsoWhey) earned himself a spot on the Australian Road Nationals time trial podium alongside BMC pair Rohan Dennis and Richie Porte. In 2017, the former rower is hoping for a repeat performance, if not an improvement.

“I have changed quite a lot since this time last year with bike set up and positioning all completely different with a lot more time to refine it to without doing anything major in the wind tunnel,” Lake told Cyclingnews. “My body as well is a lot more used to it and since I got back from our overseas trip this year I have managed to lose a few kilos as well, which on this time trial course should help quite a lot.”

BMC will again have the favourites for the Australia National time trial title, with Rohan Dennis, Richie Porte and Miles Scotson all with a shot at victory, but Lake is focused on the things he can control.

“Those guys and I am sure Orica will have a couple of good guys gunning for it as always. There will be super, super hot competition of course, which is great,” he said. “But I like to think if I was to compare to last year, I would say the changes and improvement could put me in a very competitive spot with those guys. Knowing they are world-class athletes they can always come and go a lot faster so I’ll keep the focus on my process, and what I can do.”

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