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Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 23, 2016


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Landa wins Trentino overall, Kangert doubles stage wins

by Mark Zalewski

The overall of Giro del Trentino went to Mikel Landa as the Sky rider marked his rivals smartly on the final stage, including Astana’s Tanel Kangert who came away with his second stage win in as many days.

“With the bonus seconds at the finish, it was always going to be dangerous today,” Landa said. “When I saw Tangert with Jakob [Fuglsang] I thought they would have a good sprint, but fortunately I was able to take some bonus seconds of my own and keep the jersey. It’ll be really nice for me to arrive at the Giro d’Italia having taken this victory and it will give me more confidence to fight for the maglia rosa.”

Into the final kilometres it was Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani CSF) animating things along with Hubert Domont (AG2R La Mondiale).

Pirazzi continued to throw attacks, trying to shake his break partner Peraud. Behind in the chase was the race for the overall, with Langert, Firsanov, Fulsang, Pozzavivo and Bardet all watched by Landa.

Inside the final kilometre the pair were caught and a group 13 setup for the sprint. Without much time or metres to organise a sprint, and with  it was five riders across the road. Matteo Busato jumped first and Astana’s Tanel Kangert came over the top to take his second stage win. Landa finished in third with Fulsang, Firsanov, Bardet and Poazzavivo on the same time, locking in the final overall standings.

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Friday 22nd April 2016

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Team Sky
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Astana Pro Team
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Astana Pro Team
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