Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

May 19, 2017

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Gaviria earns hat-trick of Giro d’Italia wins with victory on stage 12; Talansky claims Amgen Tour of California queen stage; Amanda Spratt takes stage win and GC lead in the second stage of Emakumeen Bira; Dylan Groenewegen wins stage 2 of the Tour of Norway; Fraile into Giro d’Italia mountains jersey; Gary Sutton let go by Cycling Australia; An Post departure leads to major sponsorship search for Irish cycling; Some Thoughts on Thoughtlessness; Simon Geschke left behind by Team Sunweb bus; UCI fines rider over dating request; Video: Daily hassle en route to Giro d’Italia sign on; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 12 Pre Race; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 12 Post Race; Video: cycling thief tries to steal racing bike off a car

UCI fines rider over dating request

by VeloClub

On Tuesday Victor Campenaerts came up with a novel way to chase a date, writing ‘Carlien daten?’ – ‘Carlien, date?’ across his chest during the Giro d’Italia time trial. Belgian media later reported that Carlien Cavens has agreed to take him up on his offer.

However the commissaires clearly don’t see the romance and have handed him the maximum possible fine. They charged him with Article of the UCI’s regulations, namely ‘behaviour of a rider which damages the image of cycling. 1st infringement.’

According to UCI rules, such an offence can be penalised with a fine between 20CHF and 100CHF. The killjoys concerned hit him with the highest fine.

CyclingTips’ contributor Peter Flax commentated on the absurdity of the situation via social media.