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Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

August 15, 2016


In your Monday edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Gianni Moscon takes overall honours at the Arctic Race of Norway; Victory for Lucinda Brand in the Ladies Tour of Norway; Sam Oomen secures overall victory at Tour de l’Ain; Amber Neben wins the Route de France; Diego Ulissi wins the Czech Cycling Tour; Michael Storer wins the GP di Poggiana; Sam Crome wins the Tour of the Great South Coast; Rio Olympics track cycling round-up; Pauline Ferrand-Prevot to Canyon-SRAM?; Jarlinson Pantano confirms signing with Trek-Segafredo; GB women send team pursuit men a “friendly reminder”; Laurine van Riessen’s amazing save.

Gianni Moscon takes overall honours at the Arctic Race of Norway

by Matt de Neef

Sky neo-pro Gianni Moscon (Sky) has turned his stage win at the Arctic Race of Norway into overall victory in the four-stage 2.HC event.

Moscon won solo on the uphill finish to stage 3, putting himself 15 seconds clear at the head of the general classification.

The following day, in the race’s final stage, Moscon finished safely in the bunch as John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) outsprinted Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and Arnaud Demare (FDJ) to take the top step of the podium.

The victory is Degenkolb’s first since returning to competition in May after a crash that saw the German nearly lose his finger.

“It’s incredible it feels like a really big win,” Degenkolb said with a smile. “It’s only the Arctic race but it feels like a Classic. It was a hard day today but I’m super happy to get this victory. It feels awesome.”

For 22-year-old Moscon, the overall victory is his first stage race win, and adds to his stage 3 win — his first victory since entering the pro ranks.

Stage 4: Arctic Circle > Bodø - Stage Result

Sunday 14th August 2016

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DéMARE Arnaud

Today’s feature image shows the moment just before Laurine van Riessen rode up onto the advertising boards to stop herself from crashing in the women’s keirin.

  • Nitro

    Track cycling = Nerves of steel…. or maybe new undies after the event.

    Either way – mind blowing

    • Esthermpollack1

      <<fb. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????::::::!il836r:….,…..

    • Vickijsherman

      <<fb. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????::::::!il213r:….,…../

  • Great to see Carlee Taylor have a crack at the ROUTE DE FRANCE.

  • winkybiker

    What the hell was that French cyclist trying to do?

    • Dave

      Stay upright.

    • Dave

      Stay upright.

    • Neil

      Saw a comment from Scott McGrory. His opinion was the dutchie had squeezed the Frenchie, causing her to overbalance.

      • winkybiker

        “Dutchie”? “Frenchie”? Seriously?

    • Neil

      Saw a comment from Scott McGrory. His opinion was the dutchie had squeezed the Frenchie, causing her to overbalance.

  • Marcus

    Has it been confirmed that Contador is going to Trek?

  • I just love how casual the guy in the blue shirt is. “Yeah, I see track riders ride sideways on the fence all the time”.

    • lefthandside

      He’s examining the bike setup “are those 170mm cranks?”

      • courtesy of /r/photoshopbattles

        • lefthandside

          I had to look closely until… ahaha

  • Rob

    Leadville MTB 100 results:
    1 Todd Wells (USA) 6:19:43
    2 Joe Dombrowski (USA) 0:02:57
    3 Jeremiah Bishop (USA) 0:09:03

    Nice one Joe!


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