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Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

February 18, 2016

Photography by Tim Bardsley-Smith, Cor Vos

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Boasson Hagen wins stage two of Tour of Oman; Kittel triumphant on day one of the Volta Ao Algarve; Benatti best on stage one of Vuelta a Andalucia/Ruta del Sol; The white line is calling: an end to the year without Marianne Vos; Prudhomme calls for ‘strongest possible sanctions’ for mechanical doping; Porte tightlipped after further time loss in Oman, but team says no panic; Phinney gets season underway on Saturday; Cavendish, Wiggins confirmed for British squad in track world championships; USA Pro Cycling Pro Road Tour announced by USA Cycling; Best images from stage one of the Tour of Oman; Pikes Peak (Colorado) – Cycling Inspiration & Education

The white line is calling: an end to the year without Marianne Vos

by Anne-Marije Rook

Having been forced to sit out the 2015 season due to injury, Marianne Vos will shortly return to racing. She has given a fascinating sit-down interview to CyclingTips Ella editor Anne-Marije Rook, which is well worth a read.

Here is an excerpt:

“I had too many good days and too much hope to succumb to full depression but sure, there were bad days. Nights I couldn’t sleep and days where I’d wonder what I was getting out of bed for. I felt so incredibly useless. I always want to bring value to something and be of use. And how was I going to do that?” Vos says.

The frustration lay in the uncertainty. The not knowing when she’d be able to train again, race again, be herself again.

“You know at some point, you get really tired of people asking you how things are going when you, yourself, don’t know the answer. Overtraining or ‘overreaching’ is not like a broken bone. The doctors couldn’t give me a set date. I had to feel it out, find balance and that is completely against my nature. I want to find the limit, not balance. I certainly got a lesson in patience,” says Vos.

Click through to read the full feature on Ella CyclingTips.

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