Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 22, 2016

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Stars-and-stripes saga: The backstory behind Greg Daniel’s missing national champion’s jersey; Dimension Data long-list for Tour de France; IAM Cycling for Tour de France; Bora-Argon 18 Tour de France roster; Matt Brammeier on his work beyond racing; Cavendish talks nutrition; USA Cycling Pro Road Tour standings update; Shane Kelly backs Shane Perkins for Rio; Eight-year-old conquers Col du Tourmalet; Vos not concerned with Rio problems; Aviva Women’s Tour stage 5 highlights; POV inside the Lotto-Soudal team bus; Copenhagen video bid for the Grand Depart

Shane Kelly backs Shane Perkins for Rio

by CyclingTips

Australian track champion Shane Kelly says Shane Perkins should be selected for the Rio Olympics, in order for Australia to be a medal contender in the team sprint event.

“He needs to be included for the guys to get up there,” Kelly told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“It’s a tough one, [but] his form at the moment is so good. He’s never gone as quick … I think he should be in.”

Perkins lost his national funding late last year and did not make the Australian team in March for the world track championships.

The team selection will be 5 July following the International Track Series Grand Prix, a four-day series of sprint racing in Melbourne.

Click through to read more at the Sydney Morning Herald.