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by Neal Rogers
January 22, 2018
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Impey wins Santos Tour Down Under, Greipel claims final stage; Van der Poel, Compton win Cyclocross World Cup in Nommay; Citing fever, Nibali withdraws from Vuelta a San Juan; Government of South Australia guarantees equal prize money at TDU; Dimension Data boss: No room for Teklehaimanot, but he’ll have new team soon; RCS Sport announces wildcards for Giro d’Italia plus other WorldTour events; Israel Cycling Academy celebrating Giro wildcard invitation; Bardiani-CSF secures second chance at Giro; Video: Katusha-Alpecin works on dialing in Marcel Kittel’s leadout train; Video: Molly Weaver on surviving catastrophic 2017 training incident; Video: Fan-made 2018 WorldTour season trailer.
This is a clip posted by new Katusha-Alpecin rider Alex Dowsett, who will be part of teammate Marcel Kittel’s sprint train this year. He described the scenario:
“Today was a sprint train day. Reto Hollenstein, Tony Martin, Jenthe Biermans, Baptiste Plankaert and Andreas from Cyprus (who has joined us for the camp) to set the pace and then rejoined on the back while it was over to Marco Mathis, myself, Viacheslav Kuznetsov, Nils Politt, Rick Zabel and Marco Haller to drop off Marcel Kittel.”