Trentin best at Vuelta, Van Vleuten wins, missing sponsor named: Your Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

August 30, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Trentin takes his second victory of 2017 Vuelta on stage 10; Hometown hero Van Vleuten wins Boels Ladies Tour prologue; Roche gains time on GC rivals at La Vuelta; Unibet said to be company that walked away from Cannondale-Drapac sponsorship; Eight-year doping ban for Kayle LeoGrande after multiple positives; Chris Hoy apologises after likening Mamils to ‘overweight football fans’; Video: Adam Yates post-race interview, Stage 10 Vuelta a España; Video: Martyn Irvine on how to come back from a crash; Video: Abrazos. A film about Colombian cycling; Video: Sam Miranda King Valley Tour of King Valley – Day two

Trentin takes his second victory of 2017 Vuelta on stage 10

by VeloClub

QuickStep Floors rider Matteo Trentin followed up his victory one week ago with a second stage win in the Vuelta a España on Tuesday. The Italian reached the finish in lpozo Alimentacion together with Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Movistar Team), then easily outsprinted him for the win. Two other riders from the day’s break, Jaime Roson Garcia (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) and Jacques Janse van Rensburg (Dimension Data) took third and fourth, 19 and 21 seconds back respectively.

“I was thinking of this stage for a while now and the plan was to get in the breakaway, knowing there was a solid chance it could stick,” he said. “I knew the last climb was a hard one, but I rode my own tempo and then, in the downhill, I just followed Rojas. I was aware he is a good descender and also that he knows the roads, being from Murcia. I am really happy with my second win here.”

He and the other three were part of a breakaway group of 20 riders which went clear inside the final 75 kilometres. The main bunch was happy to leave them to it, and they quickly gained five minutes. Van Rensburg then pushed clear inside the final 40 kilometres, and was chased by Trentin, Rojas Gil and Roson Garcia on the climb of the Collado Bermejo.

They linked up and raced on towards the finish, with Rojas and Trentin slipping clear on the final descent. Behind, Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) attacked heading over the day’s final climb, making his own bid for freedom on the way down. Nicolas Roche (BMC Racing Team) was able to get up to him and pushed on alone, crossing the line 29 seconds ahead of the other general classification contenders and drawing level on time with the rider in second overall, Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott).

Stage 10: Caravaca Jubilar > Elpozo Alimentacion - Stage Result

Tuesday 29th August 2017

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Quick-Step Floors
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ROJAS José Joaquín
Movistar Team
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Caja Rural - Seguros RGA