Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 30, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Valgren wins stage and takes over lead at Tour of Denmark; Gavazzi wins stage 2 in Portugal; Vasylyuk wins Qinghai Lake time trial; New gene doping test to be retroactively applied to Rio Olympic samples; UCI bars three Russian cyclists from Rio Olympics, three more removed; Contador already back in action on Saturday; UCI President Brian Cookson on La Course, developing women’s cycling and Rio predictions; Cold-Blooded: Tanner Putt born to race the Classics; Can success be bought in pro cycling? A look at team budgets and the value equation; Sagan signing to launch BORA team to WorldTour; The cost of being an Olympian; Racers finish Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme race; Focus on La Course by Le Tour de France; BORA-Argon18’s 10th rider

Valgren wins stage and takes over lead at Tour of Denmark

by CyclingTips

Michael Valgren (Tinkoff) won the third stage of the Tour of Denmark in Vejle, and takes over the race lead from his teammate Daniele Bennati. Alexander Kamp (Stölting Service Group) and Marco Marcato (Wanty – Groupe Gobert) finished in second and third.

The 180km course finished with circuits up a short but steep climb a kilometre before the finish line.

While Bennati struggled with the climb, Valgren attacked from the front of the group the final time up the climb. Several riders jumped on his wheel but Valgren set a fast pace and even created a gap that he held to the line.

Benatti keeps the lead in the points competition.

The 24-year-old Valgren will have to defend his jersey in Saturday’s individual time trial and Sunday’s closing stage.

Stage 3: Aabenraa > Vejle - Stage Result

Friday 29th July 2016

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KAMP Alexander
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Wanty - Groupe Gobert