Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 27, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Another Giro stage win for Etixx as Trentin snatches victory from Moser in Pinerolo; Theuns takes home win in Belgium Tour; Two years later, Taylor Phinney returns to US national TT championships a race favorite — and a changed man; Women’s US National Road Championships; Men’s US National Road Championships; Canyon Bicycles officially announces US expansion; Questionable past of Bahrain prince looking to fund WorldTour team; Riis wants to return to cycling ‘the right way’; Rally Cycling signs Sepp Kuss; Fabio Taborre given four-year ban for doping; US Olympic team training with smart glasses; An Post Rás stage 5 highlights; Incycle Leadout at the Giro

Women’s US National Road Championships

by VeloClub

America’s top professional road cyclists are headed to Winston-Salem for the 2016 Volkswagen Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships this Friday and Saturday. The championships are not only a chance to vie for the coveted stars-and-stripes jerseys but also to make a final push for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

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We are happy to announce that you will be able to watch the road race live right here on CyclingTips. You can also follow the action on social media using the hashtag #USPRO.

Fresh off her win at the women’s Amgen Tour of California, Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) is looking to defend her stars-and-stripes jersey. With her podium finish at the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond last year, Guarnier has already qualified to represent the United States at the Olympics Games in Rio this summer so in that regards the pressure is off for the already two-time national champion. For others, however, the pressure is tremendous.

If the race ends with a sprint for the finish, look for Coryn Rivera. The United Healthcare rider finished second at last year’s national championships and showed great form in California last week, going head-to-head with the world’s best sprinters at several stages of the Amgen Tour of California.

Other riders to watch will be last year’s third place finisher Tayler Wiles (Orica-AIS), 2016 national criterium champion Lauren Tamayo (United Healthcare Pro Cycling) if she’s not riding in support of teammate Rivera, Carmen Small (Cervelo-Bigla) and any of the Twenty16 -RideBiker riders who will have the biggest team attendance there.

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