Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 2, 2016

In Tuesday’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Mateos wins in Portugal, Vinhas retains lead; Sagan and Specialized ink three year deal with Bora-hansgrohe; Nicolas Roche confirms move to BMC Racing Team in 2017; Kreuziger joins Orica-BikeExchange, aims to help team’s young riders in Grand Tours; RideLondon sportive rider dies of cardiac arrest; Rio velodrome given Aussie stamp of approval; Hesjedal to retire at end of season; Lobato signs with LottoNL-Jumbo; Merida to sponsor Bahrain Cycling Team; Tinkov blasts UCI decision to ban Russian cyclists from Olympics; Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic: On-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass: Classica San Sebastian; How many bikes do you own?

Mateos wins in Portugal, Vinhas retains lead

by CyclingTips

Vicente Mateos (Louletano / Hospital Loulé) won the sprint on the fifth stage of the Volta a Portugal into Viseu, ahead of Rinaldo Nocentini (Sporting Clube de Portugal/Tavira) and Francesco Gavazzi (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec).

Rui Vinhas (W52 / FC Porto) retained a comfortable overall lead into the rest day with his teammate Gustavo Veloso in second, 2’48” back.

The 153.2km long stage went over five mountain passes, one hors category, but still came down to a sprint.

After Tuesday’s rest day the race will face the queen stage between Belmonte and Guarda, with two hors category climbs.

Stage 4: Bragança > Senhora da Graça - Stage Result

Sunday 31st July 2016

1. es
VELOSO Gustavo Cesar
W52-FC Porto-Porto Canal
2. pt
SILVA Daniel
Rádio Popular Boavista
3. pt

Today’s feature image is from the post-Tour Criterium Mechelen in Belgium.