Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 17, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Hidden motor inventor Varjas claims technological fraud still possible despite UCI checks; BMC Racing Team president Ochowicz ‘very confident’ in Porte’s Tour de France chances; Cookson urges Brailsford to reveal contents of medical package; Five questions for Dave Brailsford; Moreno Hofland on his new team; Edward Theuns calls the 2017 season ‘A rehabilitation year’; Aqua Blue Sport names roster for inaugural race; Androni-Giocattoli gets ProContinental license from UCI, no word on TJ Sport; Video shows Britain’s transport secretary dooring cyclist; Stölting Service Group team folds; NFTO closes after no replacement sponsor found; Japanese cyclocross racer forced to leave Belgium; Top Irish track rider Caroline Ryan retires; UCI Cyclcross World Championships teaser.

Top Irish track rider Caroline Ryan retires

by CyclingTips

Caroline Ryan, Ireland’s first ever female UCI World Championship medalist, announced her retirement after eight years in the sport.

“I am very proud of what I achieved and I feel that I was part of a great team that has helped forge a path for Irish track cyclists who are now continuing to compete and medal on the world stage,” she said.

Ryan came to cycling from elite rowing in 2008, and won a bronze medal in the points race at the 2012 World Championships in Melbourne. She also was a three-time national time trial champion.

The 37-year-old had a difficult end to her 2016 season, breaking her collarbone in the UCI Road World Championships in Qatar.

“Stepping back from a sport I love that has given me so much was always going to be a tough decision to make.”