Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 1, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Tour of Flanders route unveiled; Women’s Tour of Flanders route length increased; Strade Bianche courses unveiled; Van Avermaet recovery on-track; Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank announces 2017 Roster; Dygert extends with Twenty16-Ridebiker; SkyDive Dubai riders, staff unpaid; National Lottery sales slump could affect British Cycling funding; Bail denied for driver who fled after allegedly killing cyclist; Taxi driver shoves pro cyclist with bumper; Cyclist assualts Brisbane bus driver; Cycling ‘on’ Clif Bars; Cycling safety with Tour de Celeb’s Louie Spence.

Van Avermaet recovery on-track

by CyclingTips

Rio Olympic road race champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) was given the go-ahead to begin training on the rollers by the surgeon who repaired his fractured left ankle two weeks ago.

Greg Van Avermaet helped with podium ceremonies at the Flandriencross race.

Greg Van Avermaet helped with podium ceremonies at the Flandriencross race.

“Greg has been resting as much as possible and his recovery is going as planned. Now that he has been given the green light to start riding on the rollers, Greg will begin to increase his training load day by day,” BMC team doctor Max Testa said.

“It will be another 7-10 days before Greg can ride on the road, coinciding perfectly with BMC Racing Team’s annual pre-season training camp which commences on December 9, where we can monitor Greg’s recovery well.”

“I was back riding today on the rollers and everything is going fine,” said Van Avermaet. “When I ride easy on the rollers I don’t have any pain, so I just have to not overdo it. It was a good session and I also went swimming so it’s good to now be able to do something.

“I think my ankle will heal faster now and by next week hopefully I can do more. We will see how it goes.”

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