Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 10, 2016

In Wednesday’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Fournier wins photo finish in Route de France, stage 3; Vos’ touching gesture for Annemiek van Vleuten; Australian women’s team pursuit squad crashes in training; UCI defends Olympics road race course; Sondre Holst Enger to AG2R La Mondiale; Timmer, Stamsnijder extend with Giant-Alpecin; Nikolas Maes joins Lotto-Soudal; Preview: What you need to know about the men’s time trial at the Rio Olympics; Team Africa Rising helps first Eritrean female cyclist to race professionally in the United States; Study: Pro cyclists better at resisting mental fatigue; Police: Cyclist at fault in deadly collision; Dan Craven ‘live-tweets’ during Olympic road race; Cavendish on Olympics: Third Time Lucky or Fail Again; Actress Leslie Jones on the women’s road race finish

Sondre Holst Enger to AG2R La Mondiale

by CyclingTips

AG2R La Mondiale has signed another rider from the soon-to-close IAM Cycling team with 22-year-old Sondre Holst Enger.

Happy to announce for you that my next team for the next two years will be @ag2rlamondiale_procyclingteam

A photo posted by Sondre Holst Enger (@sondrehe93) on

“I am about to begin a new great adventure with AG2R La Mondiale,” said Holst Enger. “I am looking forward to start a new season in a squad with a real fighting spirit. The team roster was truly impressive during last Tour de France. The team’s approach about the Classics meets perfectly my ambitions.”

Holst Enger won a stage of the Tour of Austria in 2015 and took a third in this year’s Tour de France, along with three other top-ten placings.

“[This year] he rode his very first Tour de France and he was the youngest rider of the peloton,” said team principal Vincent Lavenu.

“He almost won the Bern stage with panache and he is a talented rider with amazing cycling abilities. Obviously, there is a room for improvement but, to me, he will become a future cycling champion. His personality is kind of unique in the peloton because he is also interesting in painting and music.”