Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 26, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Kluge spoils sprinters’ day and gives IAM a reason to smile at Giro d’Italia; Wout Van Aert wins Baloise Belgium Tour prologue; Project 2016: The story behind USA Cycling’s revolutionary new track bikes; Chaves loses teammate support in Mezgec; Dimension Data seeking Grand Tour squad for 2017; British Cycling review panel names three; Sagan seeking wildcard spot for cross-country MTB at Rio Olympics; Giant-Alpecin names Tour de France long-list; Reports link Degenkolb to Trek-Segafredo; Teenaged Dygert’s talent still seems limitless; Giro stage 17 highlights; An Post RáS 2016 – Stage 3 highlights; 360 video of descent; Wiggins to race London six day race; Orica-GreenEdge backstage pass: Giro stage 17

Kluge spoils sprinters’ day and gives IAM a reason to smile at Giro d’Italia

by Michael Better

Two days after IAM Cycling owner Michel Thétaz announced the team would not continue into 2017, German Roger Kluge put his powerful frame to good use and attacked inside the final kilometer, bridging to Filippo Pozzatto (Wilier Triestina-Southeast), before passing the flashy Italian and winning the stage.

“I’ve been a pro for six years and this is the big victory I have been looking for,” said Kluge, silver medalist at the 2008 Olympic points race. “It’s a dream. It wasn’t planned at all. I was working for Heinrich Haussler, closing the gap for him but I saw a possibility to get away. The finishing line was very near.

“It’s a strange feeling. We were very disappointed to hear that our team is going to stop at the end of the year but we decided to stick together and it’s wonderful to come up with a victory to make it up for our disappointment”.

Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) led the peloton home in the same time as the winner. Nikias Arndt (Giant-Alpecin) rounded out the podium in third.

The general classification remained unchanged, with maglia rosa Steven Kruijswijk (LottonNL-Jumbo) finishing safely in the peloton, along with all of the other GC contenders.

Stage 17: Molveno > Cassano d?Adda - Stage Result

Wednesday 25th May 2016

1. de
KLUGE Roger
IAM Cycling
04:31:29
2. it
NIZZOLO Giacomo
Trek - Segafredo
-
3. de
ARNDT Nikias
Team Giant - Alpecin
-
4. it
MODOLO Sacha
Lampre - Merida
-
5. it
TRENTIN Matteo
Etixx - Quick Step
-
6. ru
PORSEV Alexander
Team Katusha
-
7. nl
LIGTHART Pim
Lotto Soudal
-
8. lt
NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
-
9. it
BELLETTI Manuel
Wilier - Southeast
-
10. it
SIMION Paolo
Bardiani - CSF
-
11. be
DE BIE Sean
Lotto Soudal
-
12. it
SBARAGLI Kristian
Dimension Data
-
13. ro
GROSU Eduard Michael
Nippo - Vini Fantini
-
14. pl
WIśNIOWSKI Łukasz
Etixx - Quick Step
-
15. au
HAUSSLER Heinrich
IAM Cycling
-
16. de
ZABEL Rick
BMC Racing Team
-
17. fr
DELAGE Mickaël
FDJ
-
18. ch
KüNG Stefan
BMC Racing Team
-
19. de
KNEES Christian
Team Sky
-
20. it
COLEDAN Marco
Trek - Segafredo
-
21. it
POZZATO Filippo
Wilier - Southeast
-
22. it
BETTIOL Alberto
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
-
23. ru
ZAKARIN Ilnur
Team Katusha
-
24. es
VALVERDE Alejandro
Movistar Team
-
25. ru
KOCHETKOV Pavel
Team Katusha
-

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