Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 19, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Richie Porte attacks to win stage 2 of the Tour Down Under and take overall lead; Four Giro wildcards announced with only two Italian teams; Report into British Cycling culture expected in February; Belgian team for cyclocross World Championships announced; With no team options, Luca Paolini retires; Patrice Ciprelli, husband of Jeannie Longo, back in court for EPO import case; GreenEDGE Cycling to launch Chinese-collaboration Continental team in 2017; Snow blankets team training camps in Spain; Cycling Victoria announces new race and change to oldest event; Highlights: Men’s Santos Tour Down Under, stage 2; Nys shows he still has it while training with team; Video: Team Sunweb; Video: Riding Vertical Walls on a Bike.

Snow blankets team training camps in Spain

by CyclingTips

This time of year many pro teams choose to head south to Spain’s Costa Brava, Costa Blanca or the island of Mallorca, seeking warmer temperatures for their early season training camps. However, a cold front hitting the Mediterranean region has brought cold temperatures and snow for the first time in decades.

Despite the best laid plans, pros are being pros, with many donning their cold weather gear to get in the necessary training kilometres.

However, other teams have opted for the warm indoors and doing long trainer sessions.

Both Katusha-Alpecin and Dimension Data were fortunate, having already booked time at the local velodrome for testing.