Geraardsbergen - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Longo Borghini Elisa (Italy / Wiggle High5) - Van Vleuten Annemiek (Netherlands / Orica AIS) - Vos Marianne (Netherlands / Rabobank Liv Women Cycling Team) pictured during  the Lotto Belgium Tour stage 3 - photo Anton Vos/Cor Vos © 2016

Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

September 10, 2016


In your Saturday CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Froome dominates Vuelta time trial, closes gap to Quintana; Poels wins Britain stage, Cummings into lead; Van Vleuten wins final stage and overall at Lotto Tour of Belgium; Why Dimension Data’s place in the WorldTour is under threat; Wiggins says Armitstead has ‘no excuse’ for missed tests; Baptism by fire at Tour of Britain for US prodigy Adrien Costa; Sarah Storey makes history on golden day of Paralympics ; Joanna Rowsell-Shand sees a way for Shane Sutton to return; Amateur cyclist briefly leads Tour of Britain stage; Vuelta a Espana, stage 19 recap; Vuelta a Espana, stage 18 on-board; Tour of Britain stage five highlights; OBE ‘Backstage Pass’ Vuelta stage 18

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Froome dominates Vuelta time trial, closes gap to Quintana

by Mark Zalewski

Chris Froome (Sky) showed why he is one of the best in the business, winning the final time trial of the Vuelta a Espana by 44 seconds ahead of Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar) and 2’16” ahead of race leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar). The result cuts the gap on the overall nearly in half, putting him only 1’21” down on the Colombian with two stages remaining.

“Of course, I’m really happy with the result today, especially at this point of the season,” said Froome. “This is the last race of my season, so I’m really happy to still be in good condition.”

Froome was the only rider to post a time under 47 minutes over the 37km route.

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) also had a decent time trial in eighth place, moving him into third overall as Esteban Chaves (ORICA-BikeExchange) faltered, placing 24th and dropping to fourth overall, 1’11” behind Contador.

Saturday’s stage will be the last chance for Froome to unseat Qintana, with the route climbing the second cateogry mountain passes of Rates, Ebo, Tollos and Tudons, before the final climb at Aitana — an above category KOM at 21km long with almost 1300 metres of ascent.

Stage 19 (ITT): Xàbia > Calp - Stage Result

Friday 9th September 2016

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FROOME Christopher
Team Sky
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Movistar Team
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Team Giant - Alpecin

Today’s feature image comes from the Muur van Geraardsbergen of the final stage of the Lotto Tour of Belgium.

  • David Gardiner Garcia

    fantastic to have Daily News Digest on saturdays as well, thanks cycling tips!

    • I concur!

      • Sean

        Can we expect a sunday edition soon?

        • Probably not anytime soon I’m afraid. Except for when there’s a grand tour on, most of the racing happens on a Sunday. Any big race we’ll report any news from it right after, and most other races can wait until the Monday edition. We took the decision not to do dedicated daily coverage of the Vuelta and only put in the daily news digest (except for major news pieces or stories). Even though it’s usually an amazing race, people just aren’t all that engaged in it.

  • James_Casper

    Once again Wiggo proves to be one of only a few mouth pieces in cycling that speaks logic.

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  • MattHurst

    That backstage pass is gold, how cool is Svein Tuft? They must all be loving it.

  • Dave

    Accidentally gatecrashing a race is kind of funny, but wearing replica Olympic team kit?

    A guy I know managed to get onto the road unnoticed and ride through the Stirling stage finish line of the Tour Down Under wearing full FDJ kit and riding the right colour bike, even getting an encouragement from the race speaker for the spectators to cheer the FDJ rider approaching the finish. That was before the race got really popular (and security tightened) courtesy of appearances from Lord Voldemort and Cadel Evans.


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