Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 26, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Kluge spoils sprinters’ day and gives IAM a reason to smile at Giro d’Italia; Wout Van Aert wins Baloise Belgium Tour prologue; Project 2016: The story behind USA Cycling’s revolutionary new track bikes; Chaves loses teammate support in Mezgec; Dimension Data seeking Grand Tour squad for 2017; British Cycling review panel names three; Sagan seeking wildcard spot for cross-country MTB at Rio Olympics; Giant-Alpecin names Tour de France long-list; Reports link Degenkolb to Trek-Segafredo; Teenaged Dygert’s talent still seems limitless; Giro stage 17 highlights; An Post RáS 2016 – Stage 3 highlights; 360 video of descent; Wiggins to race London six day race; Orica-GreenEdge backstage pass: Giro stage 17

Teenaged Dygert’s talent still seems limitless

by CyclingTips

American phenom Chloe Dygert (TWENTY16 p/b Sho-Air) continued her impressive run of results at last week’s Tour of California, taking the best young rider jersey and finishing in sixth overall, less than a minute down from winner Megan Guarnier (Boels-Domans).


After this weekend’s U.S. professional championships, she will again return to the velodrome as she and her team pursuit teammates look to build upon their recent world championship with Olympic gold. Her total experience on the track leading up to that championship was only four months.

“Track is in my off-season,” Dygert told VeloNews. “I was just asked if I wanted to come and try it out. I gave it shot and was OK enough to make the worlds team. We won the gold, so we are going to try to do the same thing in Rio.”

“Everything changes on the track. Your mentality, how you treat your bike. You’re much more aggressive on the track than you are on the road. For me, it’s still kind of complicated to go back and forth, but I am getting there, and I am learning.”

The 19-year-old is currently a double world champion on the road in the junior category and she is showing no signs of slowing down.

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