Another award for Van Aert, new kits, list reveals: Daily News Digest


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Hello again, CyclingTips readers,

We close the week with more news on Wout van Aert, more new kits and roster announcements for 2021, to name a few of the news from Friday.

Read on for the latest news from the world of cycling.

Dane Cash,
News editor

What are the news

Van Aert wins Belgian Sportsman of the Year award and reportedly piques Ineos’ interest

The awards keep coming for Wout van Aert. After being named the Kristallen Fiets (Crystal Bicycle) winner of the best Belgian cyclist of the year on Thursday, Van Aert was named Belgian sportsman of the year on Friday.

Van Aert is the second cyclist in as many years to win this honor, after last year’s winner, Remco Evenepoel.

Speaking of Van Aert, even with a one-year contract with Jumbo-Visma, rumors are starting to circulate about his 2022 destination. Wielerflits reports that the Ineos Grenadiers are interested in signing the Belgian star.

According to Wielerflits, Ineos and the Van Aert management team first met during the Tour de France, and discussions continue on a possible deal. While Van Aert would be happy at Jumbo-Visma, as Wielerflits notes, the cost to hold him will have increased after his stellar 2020 campaign.

Buchmann would race in the 2021 Giro, Kelderman is considering the start of the Tour

Radsport-News reports that Bora-Hansgrohe plans to send Emanuel Buchmann to the Giro d’Italia 2021 as team manager, while Wilco Kelderman, who will join the team next year after four years at Sunweb, told the To Het Wiel podcast that his current plan is to “work on the tour”.

Buchmann made five Tour starts during his career, finishing fourth overall in 2019, but never started the Giro. Kelderman, who finished third in this year’s Giro, will start his 2021 campaign at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana before heading to the Basque Country Itzulia, the Amstel Gold Race, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Tour de Romandie ahead. a potential start to the Tour de France.

Bora unveils its kit for 2021

Speaking of Bora-Hansgrohe, the team unveiled their 2021 kit – which is inspired by the style of the white jerseys the team wore on this year’s Tour – with a rather unconventional video.

Futuroscope FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine unveils a new kit

Futuroscope FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine also unveiled its 2021 look on Friday.

The team’s new kit will feature more white on the jersey than was the case for the 2020 kit, paired with darker shorts.

L39ION of LA unveils its 2021 rosters

L39ION of LA unveiled on Friday the rosters of its UCI continental team and its USA Cycling Domestic Elite team.

Headliners on board for Team Continental’s first season include American speedster Ty Magner, who hails from Rally, and Australian climber Freddy Ovett, who hails from Israel Cycling Academy’s continental team. They join Alec Cowan, Angel Muñoz, Cory Williams, Eder Frayre, Hunter Grove, Lance Haidet, Sam Boardman and Tyler Williams in the formation of the Continental team.

Notable arrivals Kendall Ryan and Skylar Schneider and team founder Justin Williams will race for the elite national team, as will Ama Nsek, Avry Howes, Imeh Nsek and Isaiah Oliver.

Novo Nordisk announces its 2021 composition

Novo Nordisk has also announced its full team for next year.

The 2021 squad will include two newcomers in Logan Phippen and Lucas Dauge, who will race alongside Hamish Beadle, Oliver Behringer, Mehdi Benhamouda, Sam Brand, Stephen Clancy, Gerd de Keijzer, Joonas Henttala, Declan Irvine, Brian Kamstra, Peter Kusztor , David Lozano, Sam Munday, Andrea Peron, Charles Planet and Umberto Poli.

Unbound Gravel in partnership with Major Taylor Association

Unbound Gravel’s parent company Life Time has announced a partnership with the Major Taylor Association, which works to continue the legacy of Major Taylor, one of cycling’s biggest stars in the 1890s and early 1900s. and the first black world champion in sport.

As part of the two-year partnership, Unbound will provide 65 registrations to Major Taylor Kansas City Cycling Club and area riders, as well as travel funding, each year. The partnership will also see Major Taylor assigned exhibit space, and a Major Taylor group tour will take place over the weekend of the event.

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