Monday 26 March 2012

Cyclopunk's News Digest 26.03.12

Today: Joost Posthuma to miss Three Days and Ronde - Shelley Olds injured - Trofeo Binda 2012 video

Joost Posthuma
(image credit: Thomas Ducroquet CC BY-SA 3.0) 
Extended recovery for RadioShack rider
Joost Posthuma is still ill - the 30-year-old Dutchman had been feeling better and was entered into the Criterium International at the weekend. However, the strain of competition caused a relapse:
Joost posthuma ‏ @joostposthumaThat was not good. My sickness starts again. #badluck 
Tomorrow taking to the hospital for scans. My sinuses are still inflamed.
"My priority now is to get better," he says on his website. "I've already played around with my health for too long." He will miss both the Three Days of De Panne and the Ronde van Vlaanderen.

Shelley Olds injured
Shelley Olds
(image credit: AA
AA bosses have confirmed that Shelley Olds broke her wrist during a fall at Sunday's Trofeo Binda. The 31-year-old American, who was fifth in the race last year, was taken to hospital for treatment before returning to the team's training base in Girona. "In the first descent of the race she was involved in a significant crash," says manager Danny Stam. "I soon realised that it was not good. It's too bad this happened to her, because she's been riding well this last week and would have been a very valuable team member at the Ronde van Vlaanderen."

Trofeo Binda 2012
A one-hour programme covering the Trofeo Binda has appeared online, courtesy of Girdon2009 who also has a selection of other women's cycling videos on YouTube. Here it is - click here for the full-size YouTube version!

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