Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 15, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: McClay wins GP de Denain; Johansson wins Euskal Emakumeen, stage 1; By the numbers: What it takes to win Paris-Roubaix; UCI makes it official: disc brake use is suspended pending further talks; Eddy Merckx: Disc brakes too dangerous for racing; How to beat the dreaded post race blues; Adriano Malori continues to improve; Philippe Gilbert to race Amstel Gold; WADA amends position on meldonium positives; Three Weeks To The Giro; Profile: Velocio’s Tayler Wiles; 1 in 20 among Melbourne roads closed this Sunday morning; Boonen on the 2016 Paris-Roubaix

McClay wins GP de Denain

by Mark Zalewski

Daniel McClay (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) won the GP de Denain, weaving his way from far back in the bunch to take the field sprint, ahead of Thomas Boudat (Direct Energie) and Kenny Dehaes (Wanty-Groupe Gobert).

The sprint itself was destined far out from the finish, with the peloton keeping the speed high. From the overhead it seemed that Boudat had the win in his grasp from the left side, with Baptiste Planckaert (Wallonie-Bruxelles) fading on the right and Dehaes having to fight with riders to even come around Boudat. That’s when McClay managed to weave through the bunch as if he had an extra gear.

1. gb
MCLAY Daniel
Fortuneo - Vital Concept
2. fr
Direct Energie
3. be
Wanty - Groupe Gobert
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Today’s feature image is from Kristof Ramon showing Enrico Gasparotto trying to make the jump away from Tony Gallopin to eventual race winner Petr Vakoc on the last climb towards the finish of the 56th De Brabantse Pijl.