Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 28, 2016

NEWS & RACING BROUGHT TO YOU BY GIORDANA

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Kittel takes field sprint in first Romandie road stage; Modolo wins sprint in Tour of Turkey, stage 4; Shane Sutton resigns from British Cycling; Nikki Harris reacts to Van den Driessche’s suspension, says it is vital others are also held to account; UK’s top female cyclists speak out about sexist behavior within British Cycling; Meet Egan Bernal: Colombia’s newest cycling sensation; Shimano, SRAM sales numbers decline; From inside the peloton: Wout Poels; Ticketed cyclists win district court appeal; Video: Laurens ten Dam on his move to California; Video: Etixx-Quick-Step Fan Day

Kittel takes field sprint in first Romandie road stage

by Mark Zalewski

Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep) won the first road stage of the Tour of Romandie, timing his team’s lead-out well to take the field sprint ahead of Nicolo Bonifazio (Trek-Segafredo) and Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge).

Albasini made a valiant attempt to thwart the sprinters inside the final few hundred meters, but the strength in numbers from Etixx-QuickStep allowed Kittel to be patient, overtaking the Swiss rider in final few metres.

The first road stage was shortened due to snow at the top of the major climb. Kittel said this played a factor in his win.

Prologue winner Ion Izagirre (Movistar) remains in the lead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgMO6p2aTJo

Stage 1: Mathod > Moudon - Stage Result

Wednesday 27th April 2016

1. de
KITTEL Marcel
Etixx - Quick Step
02:27:46
2. it
BONIFAZIO Niccolo
Trek - Segafredo
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3. ch
ALBASINI Michael
Orica GreenEDGE
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Today’s feature image from Kristof Ramon shows riders competing in the Tro Bro Leon in France.

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