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Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

February 19, 2016


Alexander Kristoff wins stage 3 of the Tour of Oman, Boasson Hagen retains the overall lead; Luis Leon Sanchez takes Volta ao Algarve lead with stage 2 win; Nacer Bouhanni into Ruta del Sol lead with stage 2 victory; Giant-Alpecin cancels Omloop Het Nieuwsblad participation; Why Taylor Phinney’s ongoing recovery from injury could make him a better rider than before; Richie Porte’s journey towards the Tour de France; Nettie Edmondson hospitalised after collision with car in training ride; The story of SRAM Red eTap; Shots fired by Simon Geschke; Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 promo video; Urban downhill MTBing is insane.

Alexander Kristoff wins stage 3 of the Tour of Oman, Boasson Hagen retains the overall lead

by Matt de Neef

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) has notched up what is his fourth victory for the year already, winning the stage 3 bunch sprint at the Tour of Oman.

Kristoff easily accounted for Moreno Hofland (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Roy Jans (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) at the end of the 176.5km stage from Al Sawadi Beach to Naseem Park.

“I am happy with this victory. From the one side we lost one important guy before the finish, from the other hand, we showed we could be very flexible in the final mix, and this is really great,” Kristoff said. “It was a bit raining today, but I was OK with this weather. The only thing I was scared about was the slippery road in the final, but fortunately the road was dry.”

A five-rider breakaway got clear early in the stage but with Katusha and Dimension Data controlling proceedings, the race was all back together with 10km remaining. Edvald Boasson Hagen finished 10th on the stage, maintaining his overall lead.

Today’s stage 4 of the six-stage race features an uphill finish to Green Mountain; a steep 7.5km ascent that should decide the general classification.

Stage 3: Al Sawadi Beach > Naseem Park - Stage Result

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Today’s feature image comes from Cor Vos and shows German national champion Emanuel Buchmann posing with some local children at the Tour of Oman.

  • Chris_E_Dub

    Something isn’t right with the ‘mobile’ view of the Digest on an iPhone — there’s no content appearing :-(

    • Ben Greeve

      Same. Happened a bit yesterday but stuff eventually showed.

    • Is it working for you now or still buggy?

    • James Belford


    • Thanks guys. We’re looking into it. Sorry about that!

      • Ben Greeve

        Working for me now, although its pretty slow to load the whole page.

  • Andy B

    If Etap is half as good as that video makes it sound I’m sold

    • Hamish Moffatt

      At least the marketing is good.

  • Arfy

    Geschke needs to get a camera on his bike.

    • Dave

      The only thing preventing that from being a case of throwing stones in glass houses is that they lost their sprinter during the off-season.

  • Paolo

    Did Bouhanni borrow his girlfriends shows? Otherwise an interesting choice for a guy with his reputation.

    • TV Time Tommy

      Presume you mean shoes? Nice pick up though. Also the story calls the Ruta Del Sol as Bouhanni’s ‘home race’ – last time I checked Bouhanni was French and the Ruta Del Sol was in Andalucia, Spain…

      • sps12321

        he’s Giro ready

        • Dave

          Unfortunately it doesn’t go to Milan this year.

      • Paolo

        ahh, small screen typing. Shoes of course ;-)

  • a different ben

    pew pew!

  • a different ben

    I’d love to see some telemetry on those urban downhill rides. Their speed down steps is scary!

  • Holby City

    Kristoff just cannot wear a helmet straight!

    • I think when you win as many races as he does, you can wear a helmet however you like!

      • jules

        I hate to spoil the fun, but if he’s like me he’s got assymetrical facial features and it’s his sunnies that sit a bit crooked, giving the illusion of his helmet being tilted.

        despite this setback I succeeded in my goal of becoming a male supermodel

        • Andy B

          This is how I picture you jules https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbxz8sCnAL4

          • jules

            so ridiculously good looking!

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  • Ssanchez

    I like the thinking behind Etap, isolating up-shifts to right paddle and left for down, like flappy paddles in a car.
    The anticipation of Shimano’s response is killing me! Surely they will go wireless for the next gen Di2. As soon as the technology trickles down, hard not to see it becoming huge for the MTB market.

    • Andy B

      wireless mtb groupset.. that’s what I want

  • S.Kipshr

    Cheers for this awesome picture of Emanuel Buchmann and his 2 little fans!


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