Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 25, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Controversy in US Olympic selection as Armstrong makes women’s team while national champion is left off; Phinney, Guarnier headline 2016 US Olympic team; British Cycling announces Olympic team; How a “crushed” Howes missed the U.S. Olympic team; Books, training and quiet in the middle of nowhere: How Marianne Vos prepares for Rio; Jones abruptly leaves Giant-Alpecin, ready for “next step” in life; Contador out of Spanish national championships; Boonen unlikely for Belgian road race championship; Tony Martin adds another TT national title; Floyd Landis to enter cannabis business; Alleged drunk driver hits cyclist from behind; Cyclists protest Brexit leave campaigner Boris Johnson.

Tony Martin adds another TT national title

by CyclingTips

Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) added another national time trial championships to his palmares, his sixth in seven years. He beat Jasha Sütterlin (Movistar) by more than a minute and a half, with Nils Politt (Katusha) coming third, 2:23 down.

“I’m happy about this win, because it’s never easy to do it when everybody is expecting it,” Martin said. “The parcours wasn’t totally flat, had a few hills and some tricky corners, which you had to be careful not to overcook. Considering these and the hot temperatures, it wasn’t easy to find my rhythm, so that’s why I’m even more satisfied about this victory, which I see as a good test ahead the Tour de France and Olympic Games.”

Though he has three second place time trial finishes, this was Martin’s first win of the 2016 season.

“Winning the sixth title and finally breaking the ice in 2016 was very important”, said Martin. He will also race the road race on Sunday, but in support of teammate and sprinter Marcel Kittel.

“It will be difficult, because it’s going to be just the two of us, but I’m ready to give everything to support Marcel, so we’ll see what will happen.”