Another prize for Van Aert, new kittens, roster features: Daily News Digest

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Hello again, CyclingTips readers,

We close out the week with more news for Wout van Aert, more new tools, and roster announcements for 2021, to name a few on Friday’s news.

Read on for the latest from the world of cycling.

Dane Cash,
News Editor

What is news

Van Aert wins Belgian Sportsman of the Year award, reportedly attracting interest from Ineos

The prizes are still going in for Wout van Aert. After being named the winner of the Kristallen Fiets (Crystal Bicycle) award for best Belgian cyclist of the year on Thursday, Van Aert was named Belgian Sportsman of the Year on Friday.

Van Aert is the second rider in so many years to receive that honor, following last year’s winner Remco Evenepoel.

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

According to Wielerflits, the management team of Ineos and Van Aert met for the first time during the Tour de France, and talks are still ongoing about a possible contract. While Van Aert is said to be happy at Jumbo-Visma, as Wielerflits notes, the cost to keep him going will go up after his strong 2020 campaign.

Buchmann is reportedly racing the 2021 Giro, Kelderman eyes Start tour

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

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

Bora will feature a hook for 2021

Speaking of Bora-Hansgrohe, the team has unveiled their 2021 suit – which will pick up a style puppy from the white jerseys the squad would wear at this year’s Tour – with a somewhat non-controversial video.

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope features a new hook

Also featuring its 2021 show Friday was FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope.

The team’s new kitten will feature more white on the jersey than in the 2020 kitchen, with darker shorts.

L39ION de LA features 2021 schedule

L39ION of LA revealed the schedules of the UCI Continental team and the USA Cycling Domestic Elite team on Friday.

Leaders coming on board for the first season of the Continental team include American astronaut Ty Magner, who will come in from Rally, and Australian climber Freddy Ovett, who will come over. from the Continental squad of the Israeli Cycling Academy. They will be joined by Alec Cowan, Angel Muñoz, Cory Williams, Eder Frayre, Hunter Grove, Lance Haidet, Sam Boardman, and Tyler Williams in the Continental team lineup.

Kendall Ryan and Skylar Schneider and team founder Justin Williams will race for the Domestic Elite team, as will Ama Nsek, Avry Howes, Imeh Nsek, and Isaiah Oliver.

Novo Nordisk announces 2021 roster

Also announcing his full squad for next year was Novo Nordisk.

Two new teams in the 2021 squad will be Logan Phippen and Lucas Dauge, who will race with 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.

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The image seen today from the 1991 Tour de France is from the archives of Cor Vos. Can you name the four riders pictured?