In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Dupont wins Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen; A defiant Tejay van Garderen responds to critics after Tour, Vuelta disappointments; Prioritising life at home, Chloe Hosking leaves Wiggle High5, joins Alé Cipollini Galassia with flexible race schedule; Jack Bobridge pondering retirement as his season comes to an early close; Roche targeting end of season Italian events; Investigation into ‘pay-to-play’ scheme in Italian cycling going forward; US Profesional road championships head to Knoxville; Basso moves to Trek-Segafredo management; HSBC to replace Sky as British Cycling sponsor; Zirbel breaks U.S. hour record; If you build it, Sven will come.
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Timothy Dupont (Verandas Willems) won the Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen in a sprint ahead of Fernando Gaviria (Etixx – Quick Step) and Raymond Kreder (Roompot – Oranje Peloton).
The field sprint was nearly spoiled by Truls Engen Korsaeth (Joker-Byggtorget) who went solo with 6km to go.
The 23-year-old opened a double-digit lead, but ultimately could not ride faster than the sprinter’s teams, led by Etixx-QuickStep, and the gap began to shrink.
Still, at 1km to go, he had a slight margin, but was caught just 120 metres from the finish. However, Etixx-QuickStep’s work was ultimately for second as Gaviria was bested by Dupont on the line.
Verandas Willems Cycling Team
Etixx - Quick Step
Roompot - Oranje Peloton
Today’s feature image comes from the Coppa Bernocchi race.