Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

October 26, 2016

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Walscheid takes second consecutive stage victory in Tour of Hainan; 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia unveiled in Milan; Nibali, Aru react to Giro d’Italia route; Dumoulin likes Giro…but makes no promises; Roche tips Porte as possible future Tour winner; Orica-BikeExchange hailing best-ever season; Indications that UCI may stick with 18 WorldTour licences in 2017; “I want this team to perform:” Aqua Blue Sport owner lays out targets and timeline; British amateur banned for four years gets handed further suspension after EPO positive; Giro d’Italia 2017 Official Promo; Giro d’Italia infinite love; Giro d’Italia 2017 Route video; Luke Rowe interviews Team Sky newcomer Owain Doull

Walscheid takes second consecutive stage victory in Tour of Hainan

by VeloClub

2016_tour_of_hainan_stage4Topping the podium for the second day in a row, 23 year old Max Walscheid increased his overall lead in the Tour of Hainan with an impressive sprint. The German Giant-Alpecin rider beat Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida), Adrian Kurek (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) and the rest of the main bunch in the battle to the line in Danzhou.

“I’m really happy to have won today and to keep the positive momentum going,” he said. “The guys rode another fantastic race and we were always in control at the front of the peloton.

“The bunch sprint was a bit more hectic compared to yesterday with a slightly uphill finish, and a fight for position with other teams. I managed to find a gap with 500 meters to go and then I went full speed to the finish line. I am delighted with my second victory in two days and am really grateful to the team.”

Walscheid’s stage three win was his first as a professional; he’s now doubled that strike rate in two days.

He heads into the fifth stage with a 12 second lead over Ferrari. It has a lumpier profile and may prove to be more of a test to his leader’s jersey.

Stage 4: Chengmai > Danzhou - Stage Result

Tuesday 25th October 2016

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Team Giant - Alpecin
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Lampre - Merida
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KUREK Adrian
CCC Sprandi Polkowice

The 2017 Giro d’Italia trophy was on show at the launch of next year’s race. Photo by Ansa.