Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

September 26, 2016

In today’s Daily News Digest: Terpstra wins Eneco Tour as Boasson Hagen picks up final stage; Ruffoni wins GP Bruno Beghelli; Hosking takes women’s inaugural Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli; Tuft and Durbridge grab third Duo Normand victory; Chaves wins Giro dell’Emilia; Elisa Longo Borghini takes second consecutive Giro dell’Emilia Donne; Van Aert, Compton solo to victories at inaugural Iowa City cyclocross World Cup event; Wiggins insists his corticosteroid usage was very different to Millar and others; Dennis disappointed to lose Eneco Tour lead but not seriously hurt; Sagan isolated in Eneco Tour, batteries running low towards end of season; British rider killed in Duo Normand vehicle collision; Movistar Yamaha MotoGP meets Movistar cycling team; Tampa woman Amanda Croker breaks cycling world record

Terpstra wins Eneco Tour as Boasson Hagen picks up final stage

by VeloClub

Starting the final day fifth overall, 27 seconds off the race, lead, Niki Terpstra finished second behind Edvald Boasson Hagen (BMC Racing Team) and vaulted to the top of the general classification in the Eneco Tour.

The Etixx-QuickStep rider was the main beneficiary after overnight leader Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) crashed out. Dennis had retained his lead on Saturday’s stage, finishing in the main bunch just behind a successful five man breakaway; there, Luka Pibernik (Lampre-Merida) beat Mark McNally (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and three others to the line.

Stage 6: Riemst > Lanaken - Stage Result

Saturday 24th September 2016

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With Taylor Phinney sitting second overall heading into Sunday’s stage, just 16 seconds back, things were looking good for the BMC Racing Team. However the final leg was one of the toughest in recent memory, taking in multiple Flemish climbs including three full ascents of the Muur de Geraardsbergen.

Dennis was prepared for the challenge but he hit the deck in wet conditions, falling inside the final 50 kilometres. He had to wait a long time for a new bike and then chased in vain, eventually packing the race.

Up front, several dangerous riders were pushing ahead, Terpstra included. He picked up bonus seconds in the three Golden Kilometre sprints, while Boasson Hagen concentrated on the final ascent of the Muur and took the stage win.

Terpstra finished second, one second later, and beat Oliver Naesen (IAM Cycling) by 31 seconds in the overall standings.–BE0

Stage 7: Bornem > Geraardsbergen - Stage Result

Sunday 25th September 2016

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