Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 18, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alex Dowsett announces another hour record attempt; UCI provisionally suspends two Team Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour riders for CERA positive; Brailsford accepts invitation for Parliament hearing; Changes to Koksijde World Cup course; Rally Cycling finalises women’s roster; Team Novo Nordisk announces roster; Four British cyclists nominated as BT Sport Action Woman of the Year; Recyclable, folding paper cycling helmet wins James Dyson Award; For the Hell of it – A film dedicated to pedaling; We have been using rollers the wrong way; 1962 record speed attempt; One way to ask for better bike facilities in your office.

Team Novo Nordisk announces roster

by CyclingTips

Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team, will race its fifth season with an expanded roster of 19 athletes from eight countries. Six new riders will join the team, including stagiaires Quentin Valognes and Rik van IJzendoorn, both who have raced with the men’s professional team since August.

Phil Southerland (Team Novo Nordisk). Photo by Sonoko Tanaka

“Team Novo Nordisk is ready to take on its fifth season with our largest squad to date. We’re all excited to see what these talented athletes, especially the five riders coming up from our development squad, can accomplish in 2017,” Team Novo Nordisk CEO and co-founder Phil Southerland said. “In 2016, we earned more top-five results than any season, and we are eager to keep building on these results to inspire, educate and empower everyone around the world affected by diabetes.”

Five of the six new athletes are products of its development program. Fabio Calabria, Reid McClure, Umberto Poli, Valognes and van IJzendoorn all spent time racing on the development squad with Valognes racing with it since its inception in 2013.

“We have spent four years nurturing our development program and it is rewarding to move five devo riders up to our pro squad,” Senior Vice President of Athletics Vassili Davidenko said.

“Each of these riders adds depth to our team, and we are excited to witness their years with our development team turn into results within the pro ranks. We strengthened our men’s pro team with these new riders and added new staff. We believe these changes will lead to more results.”

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