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Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 19, 2016

In your Friday CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Colbrelli sprints to win in Tour de Limousin; Sources: Colorado, Virginia hope to host new UCI stage races in 2017; Absalon and Schurter: Olympic MTB race one final showdown for the greatest rivalry in pro cycling; Yorkshire confirms bid to host 2019 UCI world road championships; Cycling Australia to shift focus from worlds to Olympics?; Talansky heads Cannondale-Drapac for Vuelta; Why Life Got More Fun After I Retired from Pro Cycling; Athletes question Boulder Ironman cycling course safety; ASI buys Performance Bicycle; Pearl Izumi drops running segment to focus on cycling; TV presenter in coma after completing Road to Rio ride; North America car share service adds bike racks; Team Sky recons Vuelta TTT; Cyclist happens upon a family of skunks

Colbrelli sprints to win in Tour de Limousin

by CyclingTips

Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) won the third stage of the Tour du Limousin. The Italian  sprinted ahead of Marc Soler (Movistar) and Carlos Barbero (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA). Joey Roskopff (BMC) remains in the overall lead.

“I am very happy for this victory and a little surprised,” said Colbrelli. “I never thought of going so strong. The last few months have been a bit troubled. I had pneumonia, then the after-effects of the injury suffered at the Giro and finally a Tour of Poland with ups and downs. Before leaving for the Tour du Limousin I was not sure what to expect.

“The success today is a pleasant confirmation but not the end point. I can grow again and moving towards a grand final season. That’s the goal, with particular attention to the most demanding races such as the Bretagne Classic. And then there’s the Italian calendar, where I want to help the team win the Italian Cup. In short, the weeks ahead are important and we want to [do the best].”

The early breakaway was Dutchman Nick van der Kind (Roompot Orange Platoon) seeking KOM points, which was reeled in early. A second leading group had more chances but was also caught ahead of the finish.

Stage 3: Le Lonzac > Liginiac - Stage Result

Thursday 18th August 2016

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Bardiani - CSF
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Movistar Team
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Caja Rural - Seguros RGA

Today’s feature image comes from the Dwars door het Hageland.

  • MattHurst

    That skunk clip is gold, so quiiiieeeetttttttt.

    • Sounds strange, but I kinda miss the smell of skunk after moving to Aus. When you think about it, what an incredible natural defence mechanism.

      • Tim Ashton

        I know many people with the same natural defence system….

      • Andy B

        I think Ive watched too much Ali g, I presume you are talking about super skunk?

      • Neil_Robinson

        i know of a few uni student houses with a similar odour emanating on a friday/saturday night.

    • lefthandside

      A friend of mine gave up road cycling after running over a skunk… Scarred him for life. Apparently his housemate could smell it from the other side of the house as soon as he got home

  • Andy Logan

    Ted King is on the hops based recovery drinks!

    • Adam Fuller

      I’m a huge fan of them.


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