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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.
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.”