Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 9, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bayly wins queen stage of Tour of Taihu Lake; Jess Varnish, vilified for her claims, speaks about investigation findings; Astana reveals 2017 plans; X-rays confirm broken wrist for Archibald; Team Sky signs Jon Dibben; Mike Creed to direct new American U23 development team; Other players chime-in on Aaron Brown’s resurfacing; Meet Ventouman, who has climbed the Giant of Provence 379 times … and counting; Peter Sagan wants you to ride your bike; Recap of Archibald Madison crash.

Team Sky signs Jon Dibben

by CyclingTips

Team Sky has once again dipped into Team Wiggins for young talent, this time with 22-year-old Jon Dibben, who followed a World Championship on the track early in 2016 with a runner-up placing at the U23 Tour of Flanders and strong results at the Tour de l’Avenir.

“It’s very exciting. It’s going to be a big change and obviously a big step up, going from Team Wiggins and an academy which is very track-focused, to go into the biggest cycling team in the world. It’s certainly a large step up and it’s a great opportunity to get into the big leagues and see what it’s all about.”

Dibben follows his teammate Owain Doull and compatriot Tao Geoghegan Hart to become the third neo-pro for 2017.

“Obviously I know Owain and Tao – they are two of my best mates – so it’s good that we’re all joining the team together. It’s certainly a whole new environment and a different lifestyle. It’s a big change and it’s something I’m looking forward to.

“So it’s just getting used to that constant high level, rather than this year where I had my targets and I went in as a team leader. Next year will be much more about learning how the pro racers ride, and the volume of racing I imagine will step up to double if not more. So it will be about getting used to that.”

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