Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

August 4, 2017

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Haig wins stage six of the Tour of Poland, Sagan loses race lead; Landa grabs second stage win in Vuelta a Burgos, extends race lead; Campenaerts takes Elite men’s European time trial championship; Van Dijk powers to a dominant win and prolongs European time trial title; Bardet confirms Vuelta participation: ‘An important step’; Nieve to move from Team Sky to Orica-Scott; Bettiol inks contract with BMC Racing Team; Two year deals for Fraile at Astana and Rosón at Movistar; Taiwan KOM Challenge announces equal prize money for men and women; WM3 reacts to Niewiadoma’s transfer; Women’s Cycling Transfer Shorts; Hip surgery for Roelandts, Frison and Hansen recovering from other health issues; Interbike and Cross Vegas are leaving Las Vegas; Video: Pony infiltrates peloton in Poland

Women’s Cycling Transfer Shorts

by Aliya Traficante, Ella Intern

In the latest contract news, Shara Gillow of FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope has extended her contract for three more years. The Australian, who recently took fifth on the ascent up the Col d’Izoard at La Course, joined the French team last year following two years with Rabo-Liv.

“I am proud to announce that I will continue to evolve with FDJ – Nouvelle Aquitaine – Futuroscope,” she said. “I renewed my contract until the 2020 Olympics. I totally trust the team and my teammates and wish to continue to make progress on the basis of this good start of the season.”

Meanwhile, Cervélo Bigla is adding youngster Emma Norsgraad to their 2018 roster. The 18-year-old Dane surprised many when she won the Danish national time trial championships last year, but she backed that up on Wednesday with a bronze medal in the U23 women’s time trial at the European championships.

“Emma is a very exciting athlete for us. By winning the Danish championships at an elite level she has shown her potential,” said the team’s General Manager Thomas Campana. “We will start integrating her into our program early next year and take a step-by-step approach to her progress. Having had many conversations with her, we believe she fits in perfectly by character and talent into the team.”

Norsgraad described the move as “a great opportunity to develop myself as a professional bike rider. By joining Cervélo Bigla Pro Cycling Team I am very much looking forward to racing in the team colours. This is a dream come true, one I have been chasing since [I was] nine years old.”

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