Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 31, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: 60 Minutes report on motorized doping raises questions about Team Sky and UCI at 2015 Tour de France; French anti-doping expert says he was told a dozen riders used motors during the 2015 Tour de France; Loren Rowney announces her retirement and the beginning of a new chapter; Doctor and courier at centre of Team Sky mystery package scandal called to testify; Pauwels accepts van Aert’s apology but will not forget dispute; Mathieu van der Poel: ‘This is the biggest disappointment of my career’; Van Aert’s World Championship tire choice causes debate; RCS Sport shoots down extra Giro d’Italia wildcard proposal; UAE Abu Dhabi signs Moroccan champion Anass Ait el Abdia; Memorial ride held for cyclist killed in hit-and-run, suspect in custody; Nash and Zahner elected to UCI Athletes’ Commission for cyclocross; Photographer apologises to McLay for finish crash; Rider holds onto side of bridge after crash; Kangaroo surprises cyclists.

UAE Abu Dhabi signs Moroccan champion Anass Ait el Abdia

by CyclingTips

The 23-year-old national champion of Morocco, Anass Ait el Abdia, has signed with the UAE Abu Dhabi team for this season, becoming the team’s 26th rider.

“We’re happy to welcome Anass in our team as young rider with the potential for improving his talent,” said general manager Giuseppe Saronni in a statement.

“His cycling training is well certified having spent two years at the UCI World Cycling Centre, a path which is similar to the one of a former rider of the team Tsgabu Grmay. It would be great if Ait el Obadiah could follow the same course of development.”

“Anass is very determined and the team’s staff in charge of evaluations and performance reported that his values are good enough to allow him to have a good level of competitiveness.”