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by Neal Rogers
September 30, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Russia court issues arrest warrant for doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov; Sacha Modolo moves from UAE Emirates to EF Education First-Drapac for two years; After six years with Orica-Scott, Jens Keukeleire to Lotto-Soudal for 2018-19; Toms Skujins leaves Cannondale-Drapac, signs two-year deal with Trek-Segafredo; Davide Martinelli renews contract with Quick-Step Floors for two years; TT world champion Van Vleuten to pursue cyclocross, mountain-bike, and track aspirations; GoPro launches Hero6 Black and Fusion 360; Red Bull Last Stand eliminator criterium returns to Alamo Plaza in San Antonio; Colorado man who shot cyclists with pellet gun faces only misdemeanor charges.
It’s far from rest season for newly crowned time trial world champion Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-Scott). After a career-best season on the road, the Dutch woman is adding some variety to her schedule. This weekend she’ll make an appearance at the Given Superprestige cyclocross race and will participate in the Dutch National Mountain Bike Championships on October 8.
And if that wasn’t enough, Van Vleuten will then put her time trial expertise to the test at the European Track Championships in the individual pursuit, in the hope of qualifying for the World Track Championships in Apeldoorn.
The mountain bike and cyclocross events are just ‘for fun’, Van Vleuten stated in a tweet. But the track is “serious business.”
“I am excited to see how I will go!” she said.
Additionally, the Orica-Scott rider has already confirmed her first road race of the 2018 season, which will be the Tour Down Under in January.