Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 22, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Brailsford and other witnesses may be called to give further evidence in Sky package inquiry; Songezo Jim signs with Kuwait –; Sophie de Boer reveals 2017 team; Stybar to race two cyclocross events next week; Marc Sergeant talks about Lotto Soudal early season plans; Stephen Swart: ‘Lance Armstrong had no intention of picking up the phone’; Rally Cycling holds winter training camp; Hagens Berman-Supermint announces roster; SBS and Fox Sports to broadcast Australian Road National Championships; Cycling UK pressuring Sunday Times to print apology over ‘pro-dooring’ column; Man accused of hitting, dragging cyclist walks free; 89-year-old handing out high-vis vests to cyclists for safety; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour.

Sophie de Boer reveals 2017 team

by CyclingTips

Dutch cyclocross racer Sophie de Boer announced that for 2017 she will have a private sponsor in the Dutch recreational and leisure centre called Bree Park. It also includes Rapha and Colnago as new sponsors, while retaining her sponsorship with SRAM and ZIPP.

“Bree Park offers me a lot of security for the coming years,” she wrote on her web site. “I felt from the beginning that this is a special project and I am sure that this step will bring me much further in my sports career.

“I also want to reflect on what has meant my current team for me in the past three years [with] Marc de Laet. Marc has always believed in me, even at times when few others did. Because Marc and [his son] Jurgen have fully supported me from day-one, so I can now go my own way. This has resulted in where I am as an athlete.”

De Boer is having a strong season with seven wins so far, including the opening round of the UCI World Cup in Las Vegas.

Colnago will be losing its top-sponsored rider in Wout van Aert after it was announced that his team will be switching to Felt in 2017.

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