Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 14, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: UCI amends WorldTour rules for teams, events; Callum Skinner: ‘TUEs distracting from issue of doping’; Kiwi Dion Smith replaces Westra on Wanty Groupe-Gobert; Contador on retirement: ‘race to race and year to year to decide my future’; Many top Dutch riders skipping Amstel Gold Race; Boeckmans honoured at Vuelta presentation; Mathieu van der Poel to miss Sunday’s World Cup; Tickets flying out the door for Cyclocross Worlds; Study finds ‘weekend warriors’ have similar mortality risk as more frequent exercisers; Video: Axeon Hagens Berman team camp; Video: Lossless TV.

Tickets flying out the door for Cyclocross Worlds

by CyclingTips

One positive outcome of the recent drama over the UCI Cyclocross World Championship course is that it has possibly driven ticket sales. While in December the total tickets sold stood around 8,000, that number has ballooned to more than 17,000 to date.

Organisers are still hoping for a bigger turnout of spectators, with the cost at €33 on Saturday and €43 for Sunday — or a combo ticket at €50 for both days.

“On Sunday we want a turnout between 24.000 and 30.0000 spectators,” organisers said.

By comparison, last year’s World Championships in Heusden-Zolder had around 20,000 spectators on Saturday and more than 64,000 on Sunday.

This is the first time the event will be held in Luxembourg since 1968.