In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Megan Guarnier wins Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria; Eight talking points from the 2016 Paris-Roubaix; The curious case of Oscar74: How USADA nabbed a masters doper; Orica-GreenEdge Backstage Pass: Mat Hayman’s Paris-Roubaix win; Boonen on Hayman’s Roubaix success: A guy like him really deserves the win; Gallery: How Ellen van Dijk won the Energiewacht Tour; Gilbert out for Brabantse Pijl, uncertain for Amstel Gold; How to become a faster sprinter; Why Show The Whole Race?; Energy drinks the cause of many sudden cardiac deaths in young people, researchers find; Fishing line tied across bike paths; Police officer chases down thief on the bike he was trying to steal; Inside the commentary box with Matthew Keenan & Robbie McEwen; Roadside video at the crash of Cancellara; Koen Dekort takes us inside the famed showers of Roubaix
Daily News Digest
U.S. national road champion Megan Guarnier has continued Boels-Dolmans’ dominance of the 2016 season, winning the one-day Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria in the Basque Country on Tuesday.
— Asper SL – Bioracer (@Asper_Bioracer) April 12, 2016
Guarnier got clear of the peloton in the hilly race with only Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) for company. The pair were able to hold off the chase from behind as Guarnier outsprinted Longo Borghini to take her first win of the season. Emma Johansson (Wiggle High5) completed the podium, winning the sprint in the 19-rider chase group which finished 42 seconds behind the two leaders.
The one-day Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria is the lead-up race for the five-stage Euskal Emakumeen XXIX Bira, also raced in the Basque Country, which begins today with a flat 3.3km prologue individual time trial.
Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
Today’s feature image is from Kristof Ramon, showing an IAM mechanic taking a shortcut around a crash on the course of the 114th Paris-Roubaix.