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by Shane Stokes
August 12, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Boom scoops stage 5 of the BinckBank Tour, nabs race lead; Kristoff sprints to victory on stage 2 of Arctic Race of Norway; Gaudu takes first pro victory on stage 3 of Tour de l’Ain, Pinot grabs race lead; Bennett victorious on stage 2 of Czech Cycling Tour; Poidevin wins second stage and overall at Colorado Classic; Murphy takes stage 1 of Colorado Classic; Despite ‘getting very old,’ Hayman remains as Orica-Scott captain for 2018; Axeon Hagens Berman team aims for Professional Continental status in 2018; Trek-Segafredo manager says team ‘not in a hurry’ to find replacement for Contador; World Champion Dideriksen to team up with Deignan in Revolution’s elite women’s championship; Video: Sagan – ‘I am young and beautiful’; Video: GoPro highlights from stage 1 of the Colorado Classic
Having ridden the Revolution races last year as part of the all-star Voxwomen team, finishing second overall, world road race champion Amalie Dideriksen has committed to returning this winter. She will partner former world champion Lizzie Deignan in the elite women’s championship races.
The duo will represent their Boels-Dolmans team at the London and Manchester legs of the series, although Dideriksen hopes to be able to ride all three rounds with the already-committed Deignan. “It was my first time last year and I really liked it,” said Dideriksen. “I was part of the mixed team and it was a really cool experience.
“To be able to see the races with so many people is not something I’d ever really seen in Denmark, so it was a great experience. Doing well in the races was really fun, but to be in the team with the mixed women was great, it allowed me to be a bit more relaxed, particularly with the atmosphere, compared to the normal World Cups.”
The former double junior road race champion recently took silver in the points race plus bronze in both the omnium and scratch races at the Europen under 23 track championships. She said that what she enjoyed most about the Revolution races was that there was the opportunity to have fun between the races.
“I love racing. When we’re on the track we’re competitors, but you always want to learn about everyone else and to be able to enjoy who you’re racing with. We see them at races all around the world, so it’s nice to know everyone a bit more.” The Revolution races will take place in London, Glasgow and Manchester on November 25, December 2 and January 6 respectively.