Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 9, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Aru solos to Dauphiné stage victory with late-race attack, Contador retains yellow; Brenton Jones wins Korea stage, takes over lead; Motorist runs down cyclists, killing five in Michigan; Stig Broeckx finally out of danger after motorbike impact; Recovered after losing kidney, Trixi Worrack will make her return to racing this weekend; Orica-AIS and Cervélo-Bigla on skipping WordTour events in pursuit of Olympic success; 2015 UCI annual report released; LottoNL-Jumbo names Tour long-list; WADA suspends Madrid laboratory accreditation; USA Cycling testing for motorized doping; Giant-Alpecin adding development program for 2017; Dauphiné stage 3 highlights; Behind the scenes with Team Giant-Alpecin; Bora-Argon 18 altitude training camp; Huff crosses the finish line in style

Aru solos to Dauphiné stage victory with late-race attack, Contador retains yellow

by Michael Better

Fabio Aru’s tough spring season, marred by illness and poor fitness, triggered rumors that Astana teammate Vincenzo Nibali might share GC leadership at the Tour de France, even after winning the Giro d’Italia in May.

On Wednesday in Tournon-sur-Rhône, Aru showed he’s deserving of the team’s faith after a sensational solo victory on stage 3 of the Criterium du Dauphine, springing clear inside the final 15 kilometres.

“It was an easy day on paper, but it’s been hard all day,” Aru said. “I tried to go on the hill and my teammate Luis Leon Sanchez made it across. After I went solo, I only thought of pushing at the maximum. I’ve never thought I’d win this way.”

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) led the peloton across the line two seconds after Aru, with Niccolo Bonifazio (Trek-Segafredo) in third.

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) survived a late-race scare, as the yellow jersey holder punctured with barely over 3km remaining in the stage. A quick bike change with teammate Roman Kreuziger allowed the two-time Tour de France winner to rejoin the peloton quickly and retain his lead in the general classification for another day over Richie Porte (BMC Racing). Chris Froome (Sky) remains third overall 13 seconds adrift of Contador.

Stage 3: Boën-sur-Lignon > Tournon - Stage Result

Wednesday 8th June 2016

1. it
ARU Fabio
Astana Pro Team
04:19:54
2. no
KRISTOFF Alexander
Team Katusha
0:02
3. it
BONIFAZIO Niccolo
Trek - Segafredo
-
4. fr
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
Etixx - Quick Step
-
5. no
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
Dimension Data
-
6. ie
BENNETT Sam
Bora-Argon 18
-
7. za
IMPEY Daryl
Orica GreenEDGE
-
8. fr
BOUHANNI Nacer
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
-
9. it
GASPAROTTO Enrico
Wanty - Groupe Gobert
-
10. fr
VICHOT Arthur
FDJ
-
11. be
VAN AVERMAET Greg
BMC Racing Team
-
12. si
PIBERNIK Luka
Lampre - Merida
-
13. fr
ROUX Anthony
FDJ
-
14. de
DEGENKOLB John
Team Giant - Alpecin
-
15. be
NAESEN Oliver
IAM Cycling
-
16. fr
DUMOULIN Samuel
AG2R La Mondiale
-
17. it
CONTI Valerio
Lampre - Merida
-
18. de
THURAU Bjorn
Wanty - Groupe Gobert
-
19. it
MORI Manuele
Lampre - Merida
-
20. be
DE PLUS Laurens
Etixx - Quick Step
-
21. it
ROSA Diego
Astana Pro Team
-
22. be
PAUWELS Serge
Dimension Data
-
23. gb
FROOME Christopher
Team Sky
-
24. fr
BARDET Romain
AG2R La Mondiale
-
25. de
BUCHMANN Emanuel
Bora-Argon 18
-

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Today’s feature image comes from the third stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

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