Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 31, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristoff wins Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic; Rivera adds another win at Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic; Kwiatkowski sprints to win at Clásica Ciclista San Sebastian; Modolo sprints to win in Poland as van Poppel moves into lead; Sagan wins opening stage in Poland; Tragedy strikes during Transcontinental; Niewiadoma to join Canyon-SRAM in 2018; Tosatto joins Team Sky as sport director; Evans takes Subaru National Road Series lead; Amateur masters racer caught with motor in bike; Video: Morocco – Riding in the Atlas Mountains; Video: 2321 Bidons.

Tosatto joins Team Sky as sport director

by CyclingTips

After retiring from racing earlier this year when he was unable to find a new contract, Matteo Tosatto has signed-on with Team Sky as a sport director. The Italian had a 20-year pro career and said he was hoping to race for another year but was forced to retire when he was unable to secure a new contract for this season.

“My first impressions of the team are that it’s a really incredible group and the detail and organisation is very impressive,” he said. “To be able to work for the best team in the world is a great feeling. Naturally I’m very excited to go to my first race as a Sport Director and this is the best opportunity for me after my career as a pro cyclist.

Tosatto has been slowly integrating into his new role.

“My first experience with the team was at the Route du Sud in June where I was able to spend some time in the car to see how the team operates. Then after that I’ve spent two weeks at the team’s training camp in Livigno with 14 riders.
“I will work closely with Gabba (Gabriel Rasch). I will start in the role of second Sport Director which I think is the perfect way to gain experience in the team car. I spent a lot of years as a cyclist but this is a very different role.”