Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

March 10, 2016

In today’s Daily News Digest: BMC Racing Team wins stage one of Tirreno-Adriatico; Stage three of Paris-Nice cancelled due to snow and cold; Will Clarke wins penultimate stage of the Tour of Taiwan; Riders question why no plan B was in place at Paris-Nice; Gilbert’s Milan-San Remo preparation hampered by Paris-Nice withdrawal; Van Garderen happy with early time gain; Horner, Dombrowski among riders expected as Tour of Utah announces 12 of 16 teams; Adam Yates aiming high in Tirreno-Adriatico; Operacion Puerto bloodbag ruling expected by end of this month; Taipei Cycle Show 2016: New bikes from Ridley and Fuji, new brakes from TRP; End of an alliance?; Marco Pinotti on BMC Racing Team victory in Tirreno-Adriatico; Boonen and friends in the latest LIDL ad; Quintana training at home in Colombia; More wackiness from Michele Scarponi

BMC Racing Team wins stage one of Tirreno-Adriatico

by VeloClub

The BMC Racing Team showed the speed and technique which earned it victory in the past two world time trial championships when it raced to success on day one of Tirreno-Adriatico on Wednesday.

The squad included four of those from the gold medal-winning championships, namely Taylor Phinney, Tejay van Garderen, Manuel Quinziato and Daniel Oss. The latter led the group across the line and, when the dust settled and the victors were clear, donned the blue jersey of race leadership.

Second was the Etixx-QuickStep riders, two seconds back, with FDJ a surprising third, nine seconds down. The Tinkoff Team was fourth, 11 seconds back, and will hope that Oleg Tinkov was joking this week when he threatened to pull their funding and instead support Maria Sharapova if they didn’t win.

Orica-GreenEdge is normally competitive in such races but was only ninth, 25 seconds back. The 22.7 kilometre race against the clock in and around Lido di Camaiore was even more disappointing for the Cannondale team, which crashed out on the course.

Three riders fell, including the team’s planned Giro leader Rigoberto Uran. These fortunately don’t appear to be badly hurt, but the team finished last, two minutes and three seconds back.

Stage 1 (TTT): Lido di Camaiore > Lido di Camaiore - Stage Result

Wednesday 9th March 2016

BMC Racing Team
Etixx - Quick Step
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Today’s feature image comes from stage three of Paris-Nice and was taken by Cor Vos.