Short news roundup: Jos van Emden's skinsuit, Chris Froome heads to Colombia, Geoffrey Bouchard, Loic Chetout
Aug 09 2018 12:26 am CET

Short news roundup: Jos van Emden's skinsuit, Chris Froome heads to Colombia, Geoffrey Bouchard, Loic Chetout
Short news roundup: Jos van Emden's skinsuit, Chris Froome heads to Colombia, Geoffrey Bouchard, Loic Chetout
Photo by ASO/Thomas MAHEUX

The roundup of the day includes stories about Jos van Emden riding in a women's suit, Chris Froome cycling in Colombia, Geoffrey Bouchard turning professional and a contract extension in Cofidis.

Jos van Emden rides with Ellen van Dijk's skinsuit

The Dutch rider of LottoNL-Jumbo lost his suitcase in the flight that took him to Glasgow for the European Championships. The day before the time trial he joked that he was going to ride naked, but in the absence of another solution, he borrowed the skinsuit of European Champion Van Dijk.

"The airline simply didn't know where my suitcase is so I have no clothes here. Luckily Ellen van Dijk still had one suit left, so I rode in it. A women's suit, but it was not too bad," the rider joked to Dutch broadcaster NOS. He finished in the eighth position of the competition.

Chris Froome heads to Colombia

The four-time winner of the Tour de France has announced his participation in the 'Giro de Rigo' (Rigo's Giro) that will take place next 4th of November in Colombia.

The race will be 140 kilometres long around the towns of Guatape, San Rafael and San Carlos, in the region from where the Colombian is from and will have the participation of professional and amateur riders.

Geoffrey Bouchard turns professional with AG2R La Mondiale

The French rider has already been the amateur champion of France and recently won the Tour Alsace as a stagiaire of the team.

The rider will become a professional in 2019 and has signed a two-year contract with the French formation.

Loïc Chetout extends contract with Cofidis

The French team has announced the contract extension of the rider for 2019. The rider turned professional with the team in 2015.

"I have found a great team and a management that suits me perfectly," said the rider in a press release. "I am proud and happy to be able to serve my leaders with whom I maintain a relationship that goes beyond the sport."




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