Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 17, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Weening wins Suisse stage as GC picture sharpens; Break spoils sprinter’s day at SterZLM Tour; Keukeleire wins Tour de Slovénie opener; Pieters and Vos celebrate in the Aviva Women’s Tour stage 2; Coquard wins Route de Sud sprint; The Trans Am and Tour Divide: Shelter from the storm; Frank leaves Tour de Suisse; Wiggle High5 replaces sport director; Driver appeared asleep before car fatally hit cyclist; Helmet added to Australian ad campaign; Crashes cause cancellation of North Star Grand Prix stage; Off-duty police officer draws gun on cyclist; US criterium champion Huff on being a pro cyclist; On-board for Tour de Suisse, stage 5; Finish line tears at the Tour de Suisse; Behind the scenes with the Giro TV crew

Wiggle High5 replaces sport director

by CyclingTips

The Wiggle-High5 team has hired Donna Rae Szalinski as a new sport director to replace Egon van Kessel, effective immediately.

Courtesy: Wiggle High5

“We have parted ways in a friendly manner,” said Gilmore in a statement. “We thank Egon for his efforts over the past one and half seasons and wish him success in his future plans.”

Van Kessel directed the team to wins at the 2015 Tour of Flanders and three World Cup races, Drenthe, Chongming and Vårgårda.

Rae Szalinski joins the team with 10 years experience working with elite women in Australian and Europe. She directed Australia’s High5 Dream Team to the top of the National Race Series in its inaugural season.

In Europe, Rae Szalinski’s experience includes directing the Australian National Team to numerous world class results including a stage win at the Route de France last season and a win at GP Plumelec this season. She will begin with the British National Championships next weekend.

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