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Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

September 7, 2016

In your Wednesday CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Stannard solos to Tour of Britain stage win; Carpenter wins Alberta overall as Mancebo takes final stage; Annemiek van Vleuten wins Belgium Tour prologue; One month after Rio crash, Annemiek van Vleuten returns to racing; Betancur set to end yet another extended absence from racing; Froome accepts that Sky teammates should be out of Vuelta a España; After Alberta victory, the waiting game begins for Robin Carpenter; Two-time RAAM winner, Dirty Dozen founder Danny Chew injured in bike crash; Kelderman to Giant-Alpecin; Katusha signs Kišerlovski to support GC riders; Moolman-Pasio extends with Cervélo Bigla; Driver who killed cyclist while texting sentenced to nine years; Driver involved in Jeremy Vine cycling rant video arrested; Wiggins does ‘a Froome’ at Tour of Britain; Race to the Rock, day 4 highlights; Vuelta stage 16 on-board highlights

Stannard solos to Tour of Britain stage win

by Mark Zalewski

Ian Stannard (Sky) soloed to an impressive victory on the third stage of the Tour of Britain, dropping his other two break riders to ride the final 38km solo. The other two, Kristian House (ONE Pro) and Graham Briggs (JLT Condor), stayed away to make it an all-British podium, while Etixx-QuickStep rode enough on the front to protect Julien Vermote’s overall lead.

“I knew I wanted to go over the top of the KOM with about five minutes to have a chance,” said Stannard. “I was motivated to win the stage and keen to get away. It was a pretty big day — it’s nice to win from a break and solo even.

Stannard attacked the break just after the final KOM, with the gap around 6’40”. He quickly built a gap on the other two and was never seen again.

House led into the final kilometre with Briggs playing the waiting game. As the road turned upward House wisely rode the left side, knowing the finishing metres curved left, and giving Briggs only one side to attack. But Briggs was patient and inside the final 200m House had to open up the sprint, giving Briggs a tow to the line and enough to come around for second.

As the peloton came in for minor places, Nicola Ruffoni (Bardiani – CSF) outsprinted Danny Van Poppel (Sky) for fourth.


Stage 3: Congleton > Tatton Park, Knutsford - Stage Result

Tuesday 6th September 2016

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Team Sky
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JLT Condor
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HOUSE Kristian
One Pro Cycling

Today’s feature image comes from the final stage of the Tour of Alberta.

  • James_Casper

    Chris Froome … One classy guy. Great honesty.

    I look forward to the remaining days of this Vuelta in the knowledge that Froome will order all his team mates to head straight to the autobus each stage as he endeavours to win without any other assistance.

    Remarkable man.

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  • Nitro

    Love (and I’m not being sarcastic here) the way the headline appears on the home page today

    “Froome accepts that Sky….”

    That could have been so many things :)

    P.S. Wiggins proving he has a sense of humour – awesome !

  • bacon

    Thanks for your coverage of Race to the Rock.
    Is there any other content coming about the other riders? Although it is interesting hearing about the leaders, I kind of assumed they would boss it. I was hoping to hear some more inspiring stories about the other people competing… or just surviving!


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