Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 28, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Costa wins in mountains, Mollema moves into lead at Vuelta a San Juan; Gaviria doubles wins in Vuelta a San Juan, stage 4; Wellens makes it two for Lotto-Soudal at Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana; Hidden motor inventor says he received $2 million in 1998 for exclusivity deal; “I can’t get my head around it:” Cavendish says worlds result still hard to understand; Women’s cyclocross worlds: the highly anticipated finale to a stellar season; Trek CXC Cup elevated to World Cup status, will offer equal payout for men’s and women’s events; UCI releases 2017-18 cyclocross calendar, changes to World Cup; Vuillermoz out with back injury after car crash; Philadelphia Classic cancelled for 2017; Irvine’s racing return delayed due to UCI testing pool requirements; Cylance sponsors The Women’s Tour and The Tour of Britain; Drunk driver given 10 days in jail for killing cyclist; USA Cycling partners with Bike Law; Indoor velodrome planned for Detroit; Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race trailer; Video: Amateur was predicted to beat world champ at 2016 Trek CX Cup.

Vuillermoz out with back injury after car crash

by CyclingTips

Ag2r La Mondiale’s Alexis Vuillermoz will be out of racing for at least a month from a car crash injury, and unable to start the upcoming Volta a la Communitat Valencia.

Vuillermoz won stage 8 of the 2015 Tour de France.

The 28-year-old fractured his first lumbar vertebrae, according to the team’s doctor.

“It’s happening at the beginning of the season and we have to remain optimistic,” Vuillermoz said in a statement. “I was looking forward to racing again at the Volta a la Communitat Valencia. But I must take care of a back injury to not risk the rest of the season.”

Mikaël Chérel will replace Vuillermoz in Valencia.

Vuillermoz won a stage of the Tour de France in 2015 and finished third in the French road race championships last year.