Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

May 24, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Nibali wins queen stage at Giro d’Italia, moves into third overall; Controversy on Giro d’Italia queen stage renews question of race etiquette; Nippo-Fantini’s Canola beats Haedo to win Stage 3 at Tour of Japan, preserving GC lead; German triathlete Viellehner mourned after being struck by Italian driver; Pirelli backs under-20 competition in reborn Baby Giro d’Italia; USA Cycling to celebrate the inaugural National Velodrome Day on June 3; Teen cyclist says he was ‘left for dead’ by a road rage driver; Video: Phil Gaimon’s “Worst Retirement Ever,” Episode 3: Mt. Lemmon; Video: Aussie journo Rupert Guinness chats with Movistar’s Rory Sutherland on Giro’s third rest day; Video: Dumoulin tries to deck Colombian fan who was pushing Quintana; Video: Haga takes off on Giro descent

USA Cycling to celebrate the inaugural National Velodrome Day on June 3

by Neal Rogers


USA Cycling and velodromes across the United States will celebrate the inaugural National Velodrome Day on June 3.

Cyclists and cycling enthusiasts will be welcomed at participating velodromes for a day of festivities including track cycling demonstrations, opportunities to learn about summer activities for both kids and adults, and free activities for riders of all ages and abilities.

“The velodrome is a great place to learn to ride or to improve your skills and fitness,” said Jim Miller, Vice President of High Performance for USA Cycling. “The U.S. is fortunate to have velodromes in many major cities and we are encouraging cyclists of all abilities to come out on June 3 and give the track a try.”

A few reasons people of all ages and abilities might want to take up track cycling include bike handling, fitness, and safety for kids.

Click here to see a list of velodromes around the United States.