Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 1, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Americans at the 2016 Tour de France: Who’s racing, and what are their objectives?; Drapac signs five-year deal as co-title sponsor of Cannondale Pro Cycling Team; hansgrohe joins Bora as co-sponsor for 2017; Sagan joining Bora–Hansgrohe in 2017?; Cycling Canada names team for Rio; Numainville left off Canadian Olympic team; Tiffany Cromwell: “It’s not the end of the world if I’m not selected [for Rio]”; Wiggle and Chain Reaction merger approved; USADA, UCI sign information-sharing agreement; Cylance roster for Giro Rosa; Giant-Alpecin unveils special “July Kit” for Tour de France; Cyclist killed by grizzly bear; Bike share cyclist arrested for slapping fire fighter; Pro mountain biker takes Walmart bike down serious trails

Tiffany Cromwell: “It’s not the end of the world if I’m not selected [for Rio]”

by VeloClub

It’s the same thing every four years, athletes waiting to see if they earn a spot on their country’s Olympic team. For Australian Tiffany Cromwell, that news will come in the middle of racing the Giro Rosa, one of the biggest races on the women’s WorldTour.

She spoke with Ella CyclingTips about how she is handling the process. Here is an excerpt:

“To be honest, I’m actually quite relaxed,” Cromwell said. “Rio obviously was a big goal of mine but I’m in a much better frame of mind than I was earlier in the year.”

“I had a couple of rough months and I’m finding my form now, which is good for the games,” Cromwell continued. “But I also know that I haven’t really proven myself in the past couple of months. So if I make the team, awesome, if I don’t, there are plenty more bike races and another Olympics in four years time. I’ll be disappointed, of course, but it’s not the end of the world if I’m not selected.”

Cromwell has been outspoken about her Olympic goals ever since she narrowly missed the Olympics selection for London 2012 games. She even attended the official Olympic road cycling test event last year to scope out the courses in Rio.

“Now that I have had a little taste of Rio, I want this even more. It makes me hungry to go back and to represent Australia,” Cromwell said at the time. “I want to be there and give it absolutely everything I can.”

Click through to read more at CyclingTips.