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Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

September 9, 2016

In your CyclingTips Friday Daily News Digest: Cort Neilsen sprints to Vuelta stage win; Bauer survives break to win in Britain; Vos wins Lotto Belgium Tour, stage 2; Matt Goss on retirement: I guess I did fall out of love with cycling a little bit; Rob Power on his return to racing: ‘Everything is feeling good and I’m enjoying being back’; Jingle Cross: Meet the pediatric surgeon who launched the UCI’s newest cyclocross World Cup event; Cummings frustrated with world champs selection process; DS Sean Yates says he is likely out of WorldTour; Armstrong’s ban partially lifted; Team Sky bus nearly takes out amateur cyclist in Britain; Bike company uses TV-marked box to reduce shipping damages; Vuelta stage 18 recap; Vuelta stage 17 on-board highlights; Race to the Rock: Day 5 Highlights

Cort Neilsen sprints to Vuelta stage win

by Mark Zalewski

Magnus Cort Neilsen (ORICA-BikeExchange) won the field sprint on stage 18 of the Vuelta, ahead of Nikias Arndt (Team Giant – Alpecin) and Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC).

The main break of the day consisted of: Fumiyuki Beppu (Trek – Segafredo), Quentin Jauregui (AG2R – La Mondiale), Louis Vervaeke (Lotto Soudal), Pierre Rolland (Cannondale – Drapac) and Mattia Cattaneo (Lampre – Merida). At 27km to go Jauregui and Vervaeke attacked the break as the peloton cut the gap to under a minute.

At 11km to go the break was caught and sprint teams worked to keep the race under control. At 3km to go Jan Bakelants (AG2R-La Mondiale) tried to go but it was for naught.

Spread across the road at 2km to go, sprint teams and GC teams each tried to place their protected riders in the best position.

After the final turn all organisation was abandoned at the front of the race and in the final 200m individual riders were spread across the road, each driving for the line. Jempy Drucker had the early lead and looked to be the fastest, but was swarmed near the line with Magnus Cort Neilsen taking the win.

Stage 18: Requena > Gandía - Stage Result

Thursday 8th September 2016

1. dk
NIELSEN Magnus Cort
ORICA-BikeExchange
04:54:31
2. de
ARNDT Nikias
Team Giant - Alpecin
-
3. lu
DRUCKER Jean-Pierre
BMC Racing Team
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Today’s feature image is from the 1987 Tour de France when photographers decided not to take any pictures of the Tour for one day in protest of the race direction’s limiting of their access compared to VIP vehicles.

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