Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 31, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Cimolai wins first road stage at Tour of Japan; UCI announces new safety rules concerning motorbike use in races; Giant-Alpecin nearly back to full strength; Etixx-QuickStep satisfied with Giro results; Dowsett breaks British 25 mile time trial record; Ex-pro David Cañada dies in Gran Fondo accident; Martyn Irvine considering return; How to survive racing at the development level; Australia announces Rio Paralympic team; Ducks could not care less about bike racing

Cimolai wins first road stage at Tour of Japan

by CyclingTips

Davide Cimolai (Lampre – Merida) won the first road stage of the Tour of Japan, in a field sprint ahead of Nippo – Vini Fantini teammates Pier De Negri and Kazushige Kuboki.

Kuboki, the Japanese champion, was visibly upset at losing out on the chance at winning at home.

The main breakaway of five riders included Australian Wesley Sulzberger (KINAN) and a rider from UnitedHealthCare.

Despite losing the sprint, De Negri takes over the leader’s jersey, having turned in a better time in the opening prologue time trial than Cimolai and the time bonuses available for the top three.

Stage 1: Kyoto > Kyoto - Stage Result

Monday 30th May 2016

1. it
Lampre - Merida
2. it
DE NEGRI Pier Paolo
Nippo - Vini Fantini
3. jp
KUBOKI Kazushige
Nippo - Vini Fantini

Today’s feature image shows the peloton on the final stage of the 2016 Giro d’Italia.