Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 3, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Greipel takes sprint win at Tour de Luxembourg; Jaramillo takes stage win at Tour of Japan; Gilbert leaving BMC after 2016; Henao set to make return at Dauphiné; Citing Zika virus, pregnant wife, van Garderen withdraws name from Olympic selection; UCI announces women’s Olympic road events allocations; Comedy of errors at Tour of Ukraine; Sagan enjoying an active rest period; Axel Merckx talks about his team’s recent success; Mid-ride with Koen de Kort; Mountain biker nearly falls off cliff

UCI announces women’s Olympic road events allocations

by CyclingTips

The UCI announced the list of the 38 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) qualified for the women’s road cycling events at the Rio Olympic Games, as well as which received the maximum allocations of four in the road race and two in the time trial.

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Five countries received four road race slots: Australia, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and the United States. Six countries received three spots, including Belgium, Canada and Great Britain.

Out of the 18 countries given starts in the time trial, seven will be allowed two.

The total number of starting slots in the road race is 67 and 25 for the time trial.

According to the Olympic qualification system calendar for women’s road cycling, the NOCs have until June 15 to confirm the use of the places obtained. After that date, the UCI will reallocate the unused places.

Click through to read more at the UCI.