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Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

October 15, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Denmark’s Egholm defies Doha with solo win; Italy dominates Junior women’s road race; UCI rejects claims it obstructed motor testing at 2016 Tour de France; UCI Management Committee to restart disc brake trial in 2017; UCI Congress adds term limits to Constitution for President; Chasing rainbow stripes: Chloe Hosking on her chance of becoming the first Australian women’s world road race champion; Kittel, Greipel condemn use of therapeutic use exemptions in cycling; Organisers and riders disagree over heat at world championships; Martin Elmiger signs with BMC; BORA – hansgrohe announces final roster for 2017; AG2R-La Mondiale to ride Factor bikes in 2017; Family of Robin Williams to auction 87 of his bikes for charity; Italian junior women illustrate team effort in win.

Denmark’s Egholm defies Doha with solo win

by CyclingTips

Jakob Egholm (Denmark) soloed to victory in the junior men’s road race, out of a breakaway of 20 riders with Germany’s Niklas Markl and Switzerland’s Reto Muller taking the other podium spots.

“I can’t believe it. It’s too crazy. I wasn’t expecting this,” Egholm said. “We were convinced it would be a bunch sprint, but when we went in the breakaway I started to sit in the back of the group and take it as easy as I could.”

Egholm had broken away from the 20-rider group with teammate Julius Johansen, who eventually sat-up, allowing Egholm to try for the solo win.

“Sadly he didn’t have the power left in the legs to follow me all the way, so I figured why not, just go for it,” said Egholm. “If I couldn’t do it, I couldn’t do it. I had nothing to lose.

“It’s so unbelievable, it’s so crazy I wouldn’t have dreamed it. It’s something the best in the world do, but I didn’t think I was one of the best.”

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Today’s feature image comes from the junior men’s race of the Doha UCI Road World Championships, showing a solo break can succeed on a sprinter’s course.

  • jackseph

    those UCI World’s highlights packages typify the whole competition in Doha this year. A shameful joke.

  • Cameron Harris

    Having a lot of fun browsing through Robin Williams bike collection up for charity auction. I don’t imagine there’s a lot of profit to be made holding for sale, but it would be fun to own a Robin Williams Litespeed.

    I wonder how much it costs to ship a bike from the USA?

    When is James or Neal covering? Get on a plane!

    Auction site here: https://m.paddle8.com/auction/robin-williams/

  • H.E. Pennypacker

    White and light blue Factor O2 with eTap and ZIPP 404’s? Yes please.


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