Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 22, 2016

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Stars-and-stripes saga: The backstory behind Greg Daniel’s missing national champion’s jersey; Dimension Data long-list for Tour de France; IAM Cycling for Tour de France; Bora-Argon 18 Tour de France roster; Matt Brammeier on his work beyond racing; Cavendish talks nutrition; USA Cycling Pro Road Tour standings update; Shane Kelly backs Shane Perkins for Rio; Eight-year-old conquers Col du Tourmalet; Vos not concerned with Rio problems; Aviva Women’s Tour stage 5 highlights; POV inside the Lotto-Soudal team bus; Copenhagen video bid for the Grand Depart

Vos not concerned with Rio problems

by CyclingTips

Defending Olympic road race champion Marianne Vos says she is not concerned about the growing list of problems surrounding the upcoming Rio Olympics.

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“It doesn’t matter where the Games are,” Vos told Cyclingnews. “I follow the news, where the infrastructure is at, the health status with the Zika virus and all the construction problems, and struggles organisation-wise. I’m pretty sure that in the end, on August 5, everything will be right because these things happen at every Olympic Games.”

“I hope of course, health-wise, that the Zika virus won’t be a problem for the athletes or people surrounding the Olympic Games, but politically every country has its issues.”

The Olympic velodrome is currently one of the biggest issues for the entire event, as the venue is the most behind schedule.

“It is a huge event, there is a lot of money involved and economically it is not too easy to organise the Olympic Games, especially for a country like Brazil,” Vos said. “I can image they have some problems but these problems happen every time, and every time, it works out OK. I’m quite comfortable that it will be fine. For the athletes, it doesn’t matter where you compete, it’s the Olympic Games. It will be fantastic to race along the Copacabana, and to go into the favelas and to be there in Rio de Janeiro.

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