In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Nizzolo sprints to win at Gran Piemonte; Calls made for WADA to examine Wiggins TUE corticosteroid ; WADA’s TUE Expert Group backs current system, wants regular audit of process; Riders and name announced for Marianne Vos’ 2017 team; Tour de San Luis cancelled for 2017; Mathieu van der Poel is just fine, thanks for asking; Ben King, Scott Thwaites join Lachlan Morton on Dimension Data; Zubeldia, Didier extend with Trek-Segafredo; Boels-Dolmans signs van den Bos, extends with Pawlowska; Marcato, Guardini sign for TJ Sport; Oleg Tinkov: ‘I trust Brailsford and Wiggins’; Phil Zajicek updates his condition after crash; UCI Trials World Cup highlights.
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Italian champion Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) sprinted to the win at the Giro del Piemonte, racing for his national team, ahead of Fernando Gaviria (Etixx-QuickStep) and Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff).
“It’s a great victory because it comes at the end of a race contested at a very high tempo. I’m also happy because I felt great on the climbs,” Nizzolo said. “I couldn’t ask for better timing, winning a race ahead of the World Championships. Now I know that I can go to Doha with great motivation.”
The action began early as a large breakaway with some dangerous riders formed, including Ben Swift (Sky) Philippe Gilbert (BMC) and Filippo Pozzato (Wilier-Southeast). This forced the teams that missed-out, such as the Italian national team, to chase. The high pace kept the break close and eventually Stéphane Rossetto (Cofidis) went out solo as the rest returned to the peloton.
BMC led the peloton for much of the way, bringing Rossetto’s four minute gap down, before Etixx-QuickStep finished him off, only two kilometres from the finish.
The pace of the hard chasing efforts shrunk the peloton to only around 40 riders and Nizzolo opened his sprint at 200 metres from the line to take the win.
— Il Lombardia (@Il_Lombardia) September 29, 2016
Etixx - Quick Step
Today’s feature image comes from the final stage of the Eneco Tour.