Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

May 30, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali wins the 2016 Giro d’Italia; Dries Devenyns crowned Belgium Tour winner; Megan Guarnier and Greg Daniel win US National Road titles; Anthony Giacoppo victorious in Tour of Japan prologue; Gracie Elvin claims her second consecutive win at Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik; Lizzie Armiststead wins the Boels Rental Hills Classic; Rachel Neylan solos to GP de Plumelec victory; Stig Broeckx in a coma after Belgium Tour pile-up; Bahrain Cycling Team one step closer to reality; Brian Cookson worried Rio Olympic velodrome won’t be ready in time; Mario Cipollini on the state of modern sprinting; Orica-GreenEdge Backstage Pass – Giro d’Italia stage 20.

Bahrain Cycling Team one step closer to reality

by Matt de Neef

The Kingdom of Bahrain Cycling Team appears to be one step closer to reality after HH Shaikh Nasser, President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, took to Instagram to post a photo of himself wearing a team shirt over the weekend.

Bahrain state media reports that “the new team will feature selected cyclists who will be competing in various cycling contests.”

“The Kingdom of Bahrain has become the home of the Triathlon and the motorsport in the Middle East. The formation of the team will definitely further enable the Kingdom to become the home of cycling sport in the region as well as represent a great leap towards promoting the Kingdom of Bahrain in line with its 2030 vision,” HH Shaikh Nasser explained via the Bahrain News Agency.

“The Kingdom of Bahrain Cycling Team will soon make its debut on the international scene, and we hope to begin achieving positive results as this will be a morale-boosting for the team and will help the team to gain more experience for the coming competitions.”

It’s looking likely that Giro d’Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali will head up the new outfit which is expected to apply for a WorldTour license for the 2017 season.

Click through to read more via the Bahrain News Agency.