Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 11, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Giro d’Italia: Ulissi soloes to victory on stage four, Dumoulin recaptures Maglia Rosa; Pendleton denies Sutton’s claims of support towards her; Team Sky supporting Sergio Henao with anti-doping case; 21 year-old Dutch rider dies after heart attacks; FDJ boss defends Démare amid Milan-San Remo cheating accusations; Geniez fined for Giro dust-up, abandons after second crash; the conflict of starting Grand Tours afar; Garmin shifts to sponsor multiple cycling teams; video: The ultimate show of teamwork; video: Anatomy of a sprint stage

Giro d’Italia: Ulissi soloes to victory on stage four, Dumoulin recaptures Maglia Rosa

by VeloClub

Diego Ulissi clocked up the first Italian success in this year’s Giro d’Italia, soloing to victory after attacking on the day’s final climb.

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The Lampre-Merida rider got clear in a breakaway group inside the final 20 kilometres. These riders were 33 seconds ahead of the bunch and this provided Ulissi with the platform he needed. He crested the climb first and gunned it down the descent and then on to the finish, holding off chasers Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) and Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo).

Ulissi reached the line in Praia a Mare five seconds clear of the Dutch duo, while Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Gianluca Brambilla (Etixx-QuickStep) led in the chasing group a further one second back.

Overnight race leader Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep) got into difficulty in the lumpy finale and lost contact inside the final 20 kilometres. He finished a long way behind, giving Dumoulin the chance to retake the pink jersey.

The stage one time trial winner ended the day 20 seconds ahead of Bob Jungels (Trek-Segafredo) and Ulissi in the general classification. Kruijswijk and Georg Preidler (Giant-Alpecin) are a further four seconds back in fourth and fifth overall.

Stage 4: Catanzaro > Praia a Mare - Stage Result

Tuesday 10th May 2016

1. it
ULISSI Diego
Lampre - Merida
04:46:51
2. nl
DUMOULIN Tom
Team Giant - Alpecin
0:05
3. nl
KRUIJSWIJK Steven
Team LottoNL - Jumbo
-
4. es
VALVERDE Alejandro
Movistar Team
0:06
5. it
BRAMBILLA Gianluca
Etixx - Quick Step
-
6. it
NIBALI Vincenzo
Astana Pro Team
-
7. ru
ZAKARIN Ilnur
Team Katusha
-
8. it
BUSATO Matteo
Wilier - Southeast
-
9. co
CHAVES RUBIO Johan Esteban
Orica GreenEDGE
-
10. ie
ROCHE Nicolas
Team Sky
-
11. ru
FIRSANOV Sergey
Gazprom-RusVelo
-
12. pl
MAJKA Rafał
Tinkoff
-
13. at
PREIDLER Georg
Team Giant - Alpecin
-
14. it
POZZOVIVO Domenico
AG2R La Mondiale
-
15. by
SIUTSOU Kanstantsin
Dimension Data
-
16. co
URAN Rigoberto
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
-
17. ee
TAARAMäE Rein
Team Katusha
-
18. ru
KOCHETKOV Pavel
Team Katusha
-
19. dk
FUGLSANG Jakob
Astana Pro Team
-
20. es
LANDA Mikel
Team Sky
-
21. lu
JUNGELS Bob
Etixx - Quick Step
-
22. it
SCARPONI Michele
Astana Pro Team
-
23. it
FORMOLO Davide
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
-
24. it
PIRAZZI Stefano
Bardiani - CSF
-
25. es
LOPEZ GARCIA David
Team Sky
-

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Today’s feature image shows the peloton preparing to cross a bridge on the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia, and the first stage in Italy.

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