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by Mark Zalewski
July 2, 2016
In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Preview: What you need to know about the 2016 Tour de France; Sagan promising fireworks as Tour start looms; Bouhanni talks about incident that ended his Tour de France before it started; Cummings calls for British Cycling coach removal after Olympic snub; Female Trans America endurance racer out to break cycle of prejudice; Orica-AIS signs young talent for rest of 2016; Shimano acquires helmet brand Lazer; Sven Nys opens cycling center; The art of the wheel: Remembering Donald Trump’s unconventional foray into American cycling; “Beyond The Race” – Pursuing the Tour de France: The Dream of Adam Yates; Tour de France 2016: Meet the teams; 2016 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup; Peter Sagan “introduces” his team for the Tour de France; Greeting riders at the end of a Tour stage in 1927
Two years in the making, former cyclocross world champion Sven Nys is opening a “cycling center” in his name. While not intending to be a museum, it does have many museum-like aspects, but also will host an experience centre and eventually have bike trails.
“It’s not a museum,” said Nys. “It’s an experience center where visitors will discover cyclocross in all its facets. Active and passive, you may find yourself on your bike to explore the neighborhood.”
Constructed on the site where the GP Sven Nys is held each year, near Tremelo, Belgium, the center will have a variety of mementos and exhibits, such as his championship jerseys from over the years and a virtual tour of the camper to see how the Aerts brothers prepared for a cross race.
But there are interactive exhibits too, such as “sandpit test” to see how far you can ride.
The outdoor portion of the center is expected to open in September, and will include an 11km mountain bike trail and a longer 23km route around the area.
Click through to read more at Sport.be.