Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

March 24, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bouhanni survives climb to win Catalunya stage; Pichon wins Coppi e Bartali opener; CCC Sprandi Polkowice takes TTT; Kristof Allegaert leads the Indian Pacific Wheel Race through the halfway point; Victorian cyclists miss out on minimum passing distance law; ASO strikes deal for race in China; Weening abandons Catalunya; Sporza secures rights for Flanders Classics through 2024; British Lord blames cycle lane for aiding Westminster attack; Lotto-Soudal boss hopes Dwars door Vlaanderen was a lesson; Girdlestone continues to defy odds, entering Le Race this weekend with top bib; World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry meets at Taipei Show; Van Garderen called out on social media for ‘rule infraction’; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Focus on ORICA-Scott; South America Bites : A New World Record.

Weening abandons Catalunya

by CyclingTips

Pieter Weening, the team leader for the Dutch Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij team, abandoned the Volta Catalunya with what the team is calling a knee injury.

Weening was present near the final of the first climbing stage on Wednesday, and losing him is a blow for the ProContinental team racing the WorldTour race.

The Dutch rider spent 12 years in the WorldTour, first with Rabobank and then with the Greenedge organisation.

He stepped down to the second division with Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij last year with a three-year contract.