Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 30, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Pinot wins Tour de Romandie time trial, Quintana extends lead; Roson wins Tour of Turkey mountaintop finish, team retains lead; Groenewegen sprints to Tour de Yorkshire opener win; Orica-GreenEdge owner Gerry Ryan on Simon Yates’ positive test: ‘It’s never been through the due process’; British Cycling’s nightmare week continues as Simon Yates fails drug test, Orica-GreenEdge blames administrative error; Rohan Dennis set for return to racing after illness-plagued early season; Dodging cars and harassment, women bike messengers band together for support; Lance Armstrong asks judge to wipe out federal case, government responds; British cycling responds to kit sale allegations; Chris Hoy speaks out on Sutton; Auction for Ronald McDonald House charity; Video: What happens to the riders straight after the finish line?; Video: A Look back at the Mur de Huy – 2016 Flèche Wallonne Féminine; Video: Santos Tour Down Under highlights

Pinot wins Tour de Romandie time trial, Quintana extends lead

by Mark Zalewski

Thibault Pinot (FDJ) won the time trial of this year’s Tour de Romandie, a hilly parcours of 15.1km that suited the GC riders more than the time trial specialists. As such, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) wearing the yellow jersey finished only nine seconds behind to extend his lead in the overall.

In a nod to what could have been, Chris Froome (Sky) finished with the same time as Quintana, but for naught as the British GC rider suffered a puncture in the critical moments of yesterday’s climbing stage, losing too much time.

Quintana now enjoys a 23 second lead over Pinot and 26 seconds over Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha). If Quintana were to waver, his teammate and former race leader Ion Izagirre, sits close behind in fourth at 29 seconds back. Saturday’s queen stage features five categorised climbs, including three rated category 1.

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

Friday 29th April 2016

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PINOT Thibaut
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Movistar Team
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Team Giant - Alpecin

Today’s feature image comes from the second stage of the Tour of Romandie.