Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 4, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Ewan, Allen victorious on stage 3 of the Bay Crits; Scandolara, Bibby win overall; Clearing obstacles: Kaitie Antonneau’s journey from depression to self-acceptance; Thomas Dekker’s former manager alleges extortion in lawsuit; Belgian cyclocross championship course controversy; Niels Albert responds sharply to course modification furor; Laurens Sweeck questionable for Belgian championships; Talansky breaks thumb in training crash; Porte to headline BMC’s Tour Down Under squad; Paris-Nice unveils 2017 course; Wiggins joins winter sports-based reality TV show; Dutch cycling beer coming to Tour Down Under; Video: Aqua Blue Sport Pro Cycling; Jens Voigt ‘Everests’ Teufelsberg Hill for charity.

Talansky breaks thumb in training crash

by CyclingTips

Cannondale-Drapac’s Andrew Talansky crashed when he hit a patch of black ice while training at home in Santa Rosa, California on Christmas Eve. VeloNews reports that he escaped serious injury from the crash, only suffering a broken thumb.

Andrew Talansky on stage 14 of the 2016 Vuelta a España

Andrew Talansky on stage 14 of the 2016 Vuelta a España

“I was able to have surgery, got screws put in and a plate, which is a great option because then you’re not in a cast for six weeks,” he told VeloNews.

“In 10 days the stitches come out then you can ride outside as pain allows.”

Talansky’s 2016 season was one of ups and downs — starting out much like 2015 ended, with illness affecting his results. But a strong result at the Tour of California in May started his turnaround, coming fourth in his home race and following that with fifth at the Tour de Suisse, third at the Tour of Utah and rounding-out the season with fifth at the Vuelta a España.

He said the injury should not affect his programme and is expecting to again target California in May as part of his preparation for the Tour de France.

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