Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 21, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Daily Mail reveals Brailsford tried to kill Wiggins medical package story; Outcome of Brailsford testimony: ‘should pay with his job’; UCI awards Lampre-Merida WorldTour license to UAE Abu Dhabi; Wout van Aert to race on Felt in 2017; Lars van der Haar possible for Heusden-Zolder World Cup; Leif Hoste refusing to pay fine for abnormal blood values; Vicente Reynes announces retirement; Uber admits to self-driving car ‘problem’ in bike lanes; Rolling with Lance Armstrong; Bahrain-Merida unveils team kit; Herne Hill Velodrome crowd-funding campaign surpasses goal; Johanna Jahnke short documentary; Hawke’s Bay Summer Cycling Carnival.

Vicente Reynes announces retirement

by CyclingTips

Longtime Spanish pro Vicente Reynes announced his retirement from racing via Twitter, citing health problems as the reason for ending his career.

The 35-year-old began his career in 2004 with the Illes Balears-Banesto team and continued racing in the top division with the Columbia-HTC and Lotto-Belisol teams until 2014 when he joined IAM Cycling, which was then at the ProContinental level. That team moved up to the WorldTour the following year.

His only wins came in 2005 at Paris-Nice and 2007 at the Challenge Mallorca, but he was twice a stage runner-up in the Vuelta a Espana, in 2011 and 2014.

Multiple pros took to Twitter to wish him well in his retirement.