Murcia - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Philippe Gilbert (BMC) - Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) - Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha)  pictured during Vuelta Ciclista Murcia 2016 - 13/02/2016   - photo LAG/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016

Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

February 15, 2016

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In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Mark Cavendish wins the Tour of Qatar, three stage wins for Alexander Kristoff; Philippe Gilbert victorious in the Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia; Andrei Grivko claims the inaugural La Mediterraneenne; Leigh Howard wins a significantly shortened Clasica de Almeria; USA Pro Challenge cancelled for 2016, plans to return in 2017; Tour of Toowoomba cancelled for 2016, organisers hope for ‘bigger and better’ return in 2017; Francesco Reda banned for eight years for EPO positive; UCI carries out widespread checks for mechanical doping in France; How the UCI is checking for hidden motoros; Mark Cavendish helps fix a fellow rider’s puncture; Super-cute cyclocross rider.

Doha Corniche - Qatar - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Kristoff Alexander (Norway / Team Katusha) - Cavendish Mark (GBR / Team Dimension Data) - Jans Roy (Belgium / Wanty - Groupe Gobert)  pictured during Tour of Qatar Elite - Stage 5  from   Sealine Beach Resort to Doha Corniche - photo Anton Vos/Cor Vos © 2016

Mark Cavendish wins the Tour of Qatar, three stage wins for Alexander Kristoff

by Matt de Neef

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) wrapped up the overall victory at the Tour of Qatar over the weekend, finishing second on the final stage to maintain the lead he took on the previous day’s racing.

Cavendish was again beaten by Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) on stage 5 with the Norwegian sprinter taking his third stage victory of the five-stage race. The stage was decided in a photo finish — not for the first time in the race — after Kristoff jumped early, Cavendish followed and the pair sprinted side-by-side to the line.

“That sprint was pretty hectic,” said Kristoff. “A lot of teams were trying to take the lead. We did actually a very good job all day. We controlled the break and were able in the end to be in front at the last corner. There we had a good position.

“Dimension Data overtook us a little bit. We managed to stay together more or less. The last 500 meters were for them but I passed them again with 200 meters to go. Then Cavendish came by my side. I thought he got me but then… I think my body is just a little bit longer… That made the difference.”

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Friday 12th February 2016

1. gb
CAVENDISH Mark
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka
13:47:23
2. no
KRISTOFF Alexander
Team Katusha
0:05
3. be
VAN AVERMAET Greg
BMC Racing Team
0:08
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  • Nitro

    Never mind the “Super Cute” in the final story – I’m focused on the fact that that’s a far better dismount-on-the-move than I could ever manage !

    • Brendalmatos2

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  • Bex

    very happy to see Leigh get a win this season, so close on the CEGORR so in flying form for the new team. hope he gets more chances in the classics.

    • Yep, impressive start to the year from him. I don’t think it will be the last race he wins in 2016.

    • Nancytfolkes3

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  • Michele

    Interesting that neither FDJ or Ag2r seemed to have had their bikes checked for motors.

    Totally tongue in cheek, because I know they’ve been working very hard on the discipline:

    FDJ won a TTT. That’s worth a further look into.

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