Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 17, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Chloe Hosking jumps up to top step of podium in hilly stage 3 of Santos Women’s Tour; Tour Down Under GC battle looms at Paracombe: ‘One of the hardest stages the TDU has seen’; Fractured clavicle ends Toon Aerts’ season; Riders react to Italian World Cup course; Wout van Aert shifts focus to world championship questionable for Hoogerheide; Fight for Giro d’Italia wildcard invite to be fierce; Pinarello responds to claims of intellectual property infringement; Vanmarcke reveals spring Classics programme; Devriendt has knee surgery; Video: 2017 Cylance Pro Cycling; The Road Less Traveled – Why do you ride gravel?; Steven Ceballos Urbano de Manizales jump.

Vanmarcke reveals spring Classics programme

by CyclingTips

Sep Vanmarcke, the Classics specialist who returned to the Slipstream organiztion to captain Cannondale-Drapac’s Classics squad this season, revealed his programme for the spring. The 2012 winner of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad will be targeting a monument win this season.

The 28-year-old will begin his season at the Tour of Valencia and then the Tour of Algarve. Then he will look for another win at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, followed by an Italian stinit with the one-day Strade Bianche and Tirreno-Adriatico stage race.

His Classics campaign will kick-off with Dwars door Vlaanderen, E3 Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem. These will be the final tune-up race for the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.

The Belgian will skip Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne where her was third in 2014 and close out the Classics with the Amstel Gold Race.