Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

February 8, 2016

NEWS & RACING BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHAPTER2 BIKES

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Chris Froome wins the Sun Tour with final-stage victory; Wout Poels wins the Volta a la Communitat Valenciana; Marcel Kittel back to form with Dubai Tour overall victory; Trixi Worrack secures overall victory in the Ladies Tour of Qatar, Etixx-QuickStep absent from Tour of Qatar due to disciplinary issues; Kennaugh and Shaw involved in Sun Tour stoush; Bernie Eisel fractures his collarbone at the Dubai Tour; Heart problem forces Mick Rogers out of the Dubai Tour; Chris Horner signs with Lupus Racing Team; Froomey does fashion; Stijn Vandenbag – Valenciana stage winner picks up a plastic passenger; Wiggle High5 video from Chloe Hosking’s Tour of Qatar stage win.

Chris Froome wins the Sun Tour with final-stage victory

by Matt de Neef

Chris Froome (Sky) has won his first race of the 2016 season, taking out the Jayco Herald Sun Tour with an impressive solo move in the race’s final stage.

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Froome came into the last of three ascents of Arthurs Seat with only Joe Cooper (Avanti IsoWhey) for company, the two having broken clear of the bunch on the previous ascent of the 3km climb. Froome left Cooper behind at the base of the bayside climb and rode to the top on his own, securing the stage win and the overall victory.

Peter Kennaugh (Sky) finished second overall after leading the race since stage 1, while Damien Howson (Orica-GreenEdge) was third after finishing second on the final stage.

Earlier in the race Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEdge) won stage 2 from an elite lead group.

And on stage 3, American John Murphy (UnitedHealthcare) upstaged Ewan and the other big-name sprinters to win into Inverloch.

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Sunday 7th February 2016

1. gb
FROOME Christopher
Team Sky
125
2. gb
KENNAUGH Peter
Team Sky
85
3. au
HOWSON Damien
Orica GreenEDGE
70
4. au
BOBRIDGE Jack
Trek-Segafredo
60
5. au
HAIG Jack
Orica GreenEDGE
50
6. au
CLARKE Jonathan
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
40
7. au
HUCKER Robbie
Avanti IsoWhey Sport
35
8. au
HAMILTON Chris
Australia
30
9. au
GIACOPPO Anthony
Avanti IsoWhey Sport
25
10. nz
SMITH Dion
One Pro Cycling
20
11. au
SHAW Patrick
Avanti IsoWhey Sport
15
12. gb
LAMPIER Steven
JLT Condor
10
13. au
EARLE Nathan
Drapac Professional Cycling
5
14. au
PHELAN Adam
Drapac Professional Cycling
5
15. au
DONOHOE Alistair
Australia
5
16. nz
ORAM James
One Pro Cycling
3
17. au
NORRIS Lachlan
Drapac Professional Cycling
3
18. au
HINDLEY Jai
Attaque Team Gusto
3
19. au
DYBALL Benjamin
Australia
3
20. au
STORER Michael
Australia
3
21. it
CUNEGO Damiano
Nippo - Vini Fantini
3
22. au
HARPER Chris
State of Matter MAAP Racing
3
23. nz
CHRISTIE Jason
Kenyan Riders Downunder
3
24. co
HENAO GOMEZ Sebastián
Team Sky
3
25. lu
DIDIER Laurent
Trek-Segafredo
3

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Today’s feature image comes from Con Chronis and shows Chris Froome holding the Jayco Herald Sun Tour winner’s trophy at the top of Arthurs Seat.

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