Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

October 25, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Walscheid wins Tour of Hainan stage 3 sprint, takes overall lead; Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio crashes into police moto at Chronos des Nations; British Cycling downs plans for Tour de France Grand Depart in Portsmouth; Adam Blythe, Larry Warbasse among final riders named for Aqua Blue Sport; Hayden Roulston to mark retirement with a final road race; Wiggins to keep low media profile during six day races; Sutton: ‘I don’t know what was in the package’; Tacks causing punctures at London’s Regents Park; Abu Dhabi Tour on-board highlights; Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup – Valkenburg, Elite Men’s Highlights; Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup – Valkenburg, Elite Women’s Highlights; 2016 UCI Cycling Gala highlights.

Walscheid wins Tour of Hainan stage 3 sprint, takes overall lead

by CyclingTips

German Max Walscheid (Giant-Alpecin) won the bunch sprint on the third stage of the Tour of Hainan, taking his first pro win and the overall lead from stage 1 winner Rafael Andriato (Wilier Triestina-Southeast). Andrea Pasqualon (Team Roth) and Tino Thömel (RTS – Monton Racing) finished second and third.

Courtesy: Tour of Hainan

Courtesy: Tour of Hainan

“We were close on the first stage, and yesterday we also got a good result,” said Walscheid, who took second on stage 1 and fourth on stage 2. “We just thought if we bring everything together with the team, we would be fine and we are really happy to get my first win today.

“It is not just a victory for me, but rather for my whole team.”

Walscheid has no illusions about contending for the overall with the climbing that is facing the peloton over the coming stages.

“The yellow jersey is not an option for us because I am not the best climber, and there are still one or two mountain stages to come We are happy to have it now and for sure we will try to defend it in the upcoming stages, and hopefully there is another podium or win possible.”

Stage 3: Haikou > Chengmai - Stage Result

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Today’s feature image shows Wout Van Aert (Crelan-Vastgoedservice) and Mathieu van Der Poel (Beobank – Corendon) during the Niels Abertcross race.