Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 24, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: The Status of Women’s Cycling – Part 1: A Discussion with Iris Slappendel; British Cycling CEO steps-down earlier than expected; Nicole Cooke to give testimony to British Parliament committee; Promising British cyclocross racer passes away; Former U23 World Champion dies of heart attack; Thalita De Jong out of World Championships; Equal prize money for 2017 HSBC UK National Women’s Road Series; Boonen to ride disc brakes during final season; Sport doping documentary that began with cycling premieres at Sundance; Multiple lawsuits filed over new Lemond carbon fibre company; Wiggins says reality TV decision based on maintaining fitness; Telenet UCI World Cup Hoogerheide highlights; Backstage Pass – Tour Down Under final stages.

Thalita De Jong out of World Championships

by CyclingTips

After crashing hard at the Hoogerheide round of the Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup on Sunday, current World Champion Thalita De Jong (Lares-Waowdeals) will not be able to defend her title this weekend in Luxembourg, citing a torn muscle in her knee.

“It’s incredibly bad for Thalita and for us as a Dutch team that the reigning World Champion cannot defend her title,” said Dutch coach Gerben de Knegt said in a statement.

The injury is to her vastus medialis muscle that is part of the quadricep group that extends to the knee, and will require her to rest for four weeks.

De Knegt said no replacement will be named to the Dutch squad.