Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

March 8, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bennett wins Paris-Nice, stage 3; An interview with Paul Kimmage: Team Sky’s charade has been exposed; “I was officially burnt out”: Time to stop and look at the bigger picture; Noticeable split among Team Sky riders in voicing support of Brailsford; Gianni Savio continues fight for Giro invite; Janse van Rensburg abandons Paris-Nice after crash; Colorado Classic to be televised, streamed; Rupert Guinness to race across Australia; Second attempt at Year Record for rider two years after first try ended in crash; Research finds air pollution worse for drivers than cyclists on London roadway; 2017 Paris-Nice, stage 3 highlights; No Ordinary Night Film Contest 2016/17 – The Winners.

Second attempt at Year Record for rider two years after first try ended in crash

by CyclingTips

Briton Steve Abraham is attempting to break the record for highest mileage ridden in a year, a record that was recently set in January 2016 when American Kurt Searvogel rode 76,076 miles (122,432km), breaking the long-standing record of 75,065 miles (120,805km) set by Tommy Godwin in 1939.

Ironically Abraham had already set out to break the 1939 record two years ago, but was thwarted when a crash with a moped three months into his attempt left him with a broken ankle.

He recently set the record for highest distance ridden in a month, riding 7104.3 miles (11,433.3km) last September.

Abraham is posting all of his rides on Strava, and already has 812.2 miles (1307.1km) since starting on 4 March.

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