Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 9, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bayly wins queen stage of Tour of Taihu Lake; Jess Varnish, vilified for her claims, speaks about investigation findings; Astana reveals 2017 plans; X-rays confirm broken wrist for Archibald; Team Sky signs Jon Dibben; Mike Creed to direct new American U23 development team; Other players chime-in on Aaron Brown’s resurfacing; Meet Ventouman, who has climbed the Giant of Provence 379 times … and counting; Peter Sagan wants you to ride your bike; Recap of Archibald Madison crash.

X-rays confirm broken wrist for Archibald

by CyclingTips

In another confirmation that cyclists are tough to the core is Kate Archibald, the Scottish rider who crashed along with teammate Manon Lloyd during the Madison of the opening round of the UCI Track World Cup in Glasgow last weekend. Though she thought the injury was serious she still got back on her bike and she and her teamamte even took out the win. After a visit to hospital it was revealed she had fractured her wrist.

“I knew I’d hurt it as soon as I went down but it wasn’t until I got the X-ray that I realised it was fractured,” she said. “When I got up, I went to shake it and it really wasn’t a shaking job. It was pretty sore, but it’s not the end of the world, is it?”

Archibald was racing the Madison with the idea of moving byond her usual event, the team pursuit, where she won a gold at the Rio Games. However, that plan is now on hold as she heals from the injury. Also, her plan to race the upcoming Scottish championships are now scuttled.

“I wouldn’t want this to have happened, but if I look at the positives, I guess I’d seen my next few months mainly as a load of racing experience,” she said “But I’ve had a really successful last month. If I can feel comfortable with having that under my belt and just get training instead, if anything, in terms of training phases, it will maybe work out better.

“The Commonwealth Games is really close now so it’s looking good. Next year, I’m going to be racing with Eileen [Roe] on the road [Team WNT] so that’ll be great. To have three big Scottish names going into the Commonwealth Games is really cool.”

Click through to read more at the Herald Scotland.