Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

June 10, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Fuglsang wins stage 6 of the Critérium du Dauphiné as Porte takes over yellow jersey; Hosking wins stage 3 of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour; Powless takes opening stage of Under 23 Giro d’Italia; Vos fractures collar bone; Madison and BMX Freestyle Park added to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Programme; Porte: ‘The next two days are going to be super hard’; Froome: ‘I’ve quite a bit of work still to do’; Betancur says he only now understands being at the right racing weight is crucial; Video: Richie Porte – post-race interview, Critérium du Dauphiné stage 6; Video: Chris Froome – post-race interview, Critérium du Dauphiné stage 6; Video: Diverge x Peter Sagan; Video: Michal Kwiatkowski – Best Of; Video: Gear for Worst Retirement Ever – Why I chose ISM, and how to set up an ISM saddle; Video: Barbados Cycling Festival 2017

Fuglsang wins stage 6 of the Critérium du Dauphiné as Porte takes over yellow jersey

by VeloClub

Jakob Fuglsang clocked up the first WorldTour win of his career on Friday, narrowly outsprinting Richie Porte and Chris Froome (Team Sky) at the finish of stage 6 of the race. Porte looked quicker in the sprint to the line in La Motte-Servolex, but Froome momentarily blocked him against the barriers, forcing him to back off. He accelerated again but Fuglsang pipped him to the line.

“It has been a lot of bad luck for our team this year,” said the Astana rider, who was second in the Olympic road race last summer. “Finally it seemed that everything comes together and we start to be really competitive. Luckily it is before the Tour. To go in the Dauphine like this and, on the first hard stage, to be two guys with the other favourites for the Tour, it’s really nice. For me, personally, to win for the first time for Astana is great.”

The stage was the first real day in the mountains and took the riders over the hors categorie Mont du Chat and down the equally-testing serpentine descent. Fuglsang and his teammate Fabio Aru were aggressive on the climb, with these two, Froome and Porte all forming a lead group on the descent after the latter two ditched the other GC contenders.

Froome pushed hard on the downhill but the four reached the final kilometre together, where Porte’s bid for the stage win was denied by Froome’s blocking action. However he takes over the race lead from a dropped Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal). Froome is 39 seconds back, with Fuglsang at one minute 15 and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) a further five seconds back in fourth.

“For sure this is a success of the team,” said Fuglsang. “Not only for Fabio and me, but also the guys who worked hard to put us into position and make things easier for us. This is a victory for the whole team, for sure.

Stage 6: Parc des Oiseaux - Villars-les-Dombes > La Motte-Servolex - Stage Result

Friday 9th June 2017

1. dk
Astana Pro Team
2. au
PORTE Richie
BMC Racing Team
3. gb
FROOME Christopher
Team Sky

Today’s feature image is from the Critérium du Dauphiné and is by the Cor Vos agency.