Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

February 11, 2016

Photography by Petar Dopchev, Cor Vos

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Boasson Hagen wins stage three of the Tour of Qatar; Victory marks long-awaited return to form for Boasson Hagen; Cavendish: People are going to want echelons but we are not f***ing robots; UCI forwards cyclocross worlds mechanical doping case to disciplinary commission; Riders give thumbs up to increased bike testing; Stevens on the UCI Hour Record: “It’s going to be one of the most painful hours of my life”; Introduction of disc brakes debated; After UCI’s Katusha decision, what next for Paolini?; Wiggle set to acquire Chain Reaction Cycles; Vittorio Brumotti’s superman impression in Dubai Tour 2016; Are you kidding? Man is filmed cycling down road with two goats on his back

Boasson Hagen wins stage three of the Tour of Qatar

by VeloClub

Edvald Boasson Hagen ensured that Team Dimension Data retained the leader’s jersey on day three of the Tour of Qatar, with the Norwegian riders crushing his opponents and vaulting to the top of the general classification.

Boasson Hagen proved he was back to his best form when he won the 11 kilometre Lusail time trial by an impressive 25 seconds over runner-up Jos Van Emden (Team LottoNl-Jumbo). He was a further four seconds ahead of Manuel Quinziato, with the latter’s BMC Racing team-mate Greg Van Avermaet three seconds back in fourth place.

Cavendish rode solidly but conceded 44 seconds in finishing seventh and, with it, dropped out of the race lead.

Boasson Hagen is now 26 seconds ahead of the Briton, with Quinziato third. He is 32 seconds back and so Team Dimension Data will be feeling confident heading into the final two days of the race.

The squad stepped up to WorldTour level this season and with Cavendish taking the opening stage in Qatar, has shown that it is one of the strongest squads in the race.

Stage 3 (ITT): Lusail > Lusail - Stage Result

Wednesday 10th February 2016

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Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka
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Team LottoNL-Jumbo
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BMC Racing Team
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Photo taken by Petar Dopchev at the inaugural Fat Bike world championships in Crested Butte, Colorado. Click here to see a full gallery plus Neal Rogers’ account of the race.