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by Shane Stokes
August 9, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Küng wins stage two time trial at the BinckBank Tour; Report: top squads look set to miss world team time trial championships; Kwiatkowski signs on for three more years with Team Sky; Under pressure from USADA, Colorado Classic abandons partnership with Armstrong; Vuelta pays tribute to career of Contador; Report: Trek-Segafredo aiming to replace Contador with Aru; UAE Team Emirates extends with Marcato, Conti and five others; Lingering effects of concussion force Dunbar to end season early; OVO Energy Tour of Britain confirms teams for 2017 edition; CAS confirms UCI’s four year suspension of Oyarzun; Research shows huge health benefits of commuting by bike; Eskapee’s rules for mountain bike riding; Video: Tony Martin falls during BinckBank Tour TT; Video: Tony Martin speaks after his crash; Video: Viviani skilfully avoids time trial fall in BinckBank Tour; Video: Peter Sagan celebrates Monday’s sprint win
The UAE Team Emirates squad has announced contract extensions with seven riders, bringing their contracts up until the end of 2019. Marco Marcato, Valerio Conti and Simone Consonni already had deals for next season, and have been given a one year extension.
Matteo Bono, Kristijan Durasek, Roberto Ferrari and Simone Petilli have signed up for a further two years past the end of this season.
“We are continuing to move forward with the goal of building a formation that can be increasingly competitive,” said the team manager Carlo Saronni. “In order to achieve certain objectives we want to build the team roster around a solid base.
“The seven riders whose contracts have been renewed or extended have proven to have the right skills suited to our project and to the values that comprise it. We are happy to be able to include them in our group once more.”