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Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 22, 2016

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Kangert wins queen Trentino stage, Landa holds lead; Nizzolo adds second stage win in Croatia; On the verge of a WorldTour slot, the Tour of Turkey has lost momentum. Here’s why.; Gerrans, Porte to recon Rio Olympics road race course next month; Gilbert ruled out of Liège-Bastogne-Liège; Contador backs lifetime bans for motor doping; Bike highlights from the 2016 Sea Otter Classic; Inspiring change: a women’s event where success is measured after the finish line; Ferrari adds to the motor doping speculations; New bike surpasses crowd-funding goal by 2000%; Peter Sagan’s world championship win commemorated on a stamp; Video: Preview of the Tour of California; Video: The Win Tunnel: Cadence; Video: Chris Froome Staring At His Stem Compilation

Kangert wins queen Trentino stage, Landa holds lead

by Mark Zalewski

Astana utlised a one-two punch on race leader Mikel Landa (Sky) to deliver a stage win by Tanel Kangert on the queen stage of the Giro del Trentino. The Estonian rider along with Jakob Fulsang launched attacks together out of a group of ten, with Kangert’s finally succeeding.

The win and ten second time bonus moves Kangert to within 8 seconds of Landa, with Fulsang only 2 second behind him in third — setting up a battle on Friday’s final 161km climbing stage.

“On the final climb I felt good and thought I could defend the jersey,” Landa said in a statement. “I didn’t feel in difficulty until we finished the descent – the final 3km to the finish were flat and it would have been easy to lose time there.

“There are a lot of good riders close to me on the GC and they tried hard, but fortunately I felt very strong and I kept the jersey.”

Stage 3: Sillian > Mezzolombardo - Stage Result

Thursday 21st April 2016

1. ee
KANGERT Tanel
Astana Pro Team
05:05:27
2. at
KONRAD Patrick
Bora-Argon 18
0:10
3. fr
BARDET Romain
AG2R La Mondiale
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Today’s feature image shows Jan Bakelants suffering up the steep Mur de Huy at the Flèche Wallonne.

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  • MattHurst

    Benny Hill and Froome stem steering, gold. Bring on the tour of California.

    • MattHurst

      Staring ;)

      • Nitro

        If I tried that I’d no doubt run into the back of the first parked car / lamp post / rubbish bin / other rider than I came across…

        • Dave

          That did indeed happen in the neutral zone at the 2014 Tour de France.

      • Arfy

        His bike computer is actually just a mirror.

        • Anto, NZ

          I’ve always thought it was a kindle

    • Pretty stoked to see the Sun Tour’s Myers Creek Road stage alongside Tour and Vuelta stages!

    • Robert Merkel

      I’m thinking he has a covert rear-facing camera hooked up to his Garmin. In that compilation, it’s the only view he’d get of his rivals.

      • Dave

        Does he have one facing forwards though?

  • Robert Merkel

    SpeedX don’t seem to have provided any actual wind tunnel (or even CFD) data to back up their aero claims.

    Also, integrating a computer into the frame? What’s the point?

    • Sammy

      so when the computer is outdated, you have to buy a new bike..?!

    • Tom Wells

      Does it matter that much? Unless you’re a pro the aero benefits aren’t worth it anyway.

      I like the idea of it, but it would be good if the computer could be updated later.

  • velocite

    I’m no philatelist but I love that stamp!

  • Saeba R.

    re Froome stemming, it is likely a breathing technique.

    • Patrick Murphy

      Froome has already said that’s why he does it, I’d imagine it’s also a habit too.

      • Saeba R.

        Thanks for the confirmation.

  • spicelab

    I call bullshit on Ferrari’s claimed knowledge of motorised bikes in the pro-peleton since 2005. Given the direct threat this would pose to his line of business there’s no way he would have kept quiet about it.

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