Trentin, Brennauer win, Navardauskas heart surgery, Hermans returns: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

September 2, 2017

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Trentin completes treble with victory on stage 13 of Vuelta; Brennauer outsprints Hosking and Fournier to win stage 4 of Boels Ladies Tour; Belkov says Vuelta assailant has a mental disability: ‘I won’t take any further action’; Successful heart surgery for Navardauskas; Following swift recovery from fractures, Hermans confirmed for Tour of Britain; Lawless joins other Tour de l’Avenir stage winners at Team Sky; Reist becomes first woman to win Race Around Ireland; Video: Theuns belts some tunes in Vuelta singsong; Video: Chris Froome post-race interview, Stage 13 Vuelta a España

Trentin completes treble with victory on stage 13 of Vuelta

by VeloClub

Matteo Trentin showed he is the sprinter in form at the Vuelta a España, landing his third stage win of this year’s race on Friday. The Italian QuickStep Floors rider had previously claimed the bunch gallop on stage four, then triumphed from a breakaway on stage 10.

He profited from perfect work from his teammates plus two uphill sections inside the final three kilometres in Tomares. Trentin finished ahead of Gianni Moscon (Team Sky), Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb) and 12 others, with 11 others seven seconds back. This group was caught out by splits, causing riders such as David de la Cruz (QuickStep Floors), Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin), Migel Angel Lopez (Astana) and Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) to lose a small amount of time.

Of those in the top 16, the only change in GC position was with De la Cruz and Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb), with the latter going from fifth to forth and displacing the Spaniard. Race leader Chris Froome (Sky) remains 59 seconds ahead of his closest challenger, Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida).

“To be honest, it wasn’t at all a finale to my taste,” said Trentin. “On paper it looked like it was less hard, especially from three to two kilometres to go. But we decided to go for it, the whole team except, of course, (David) De La Cruz. The guys were incredible. Everybody did his job, gave 100% of what he had. I had to win.”

Early on five riders got clear, with mountains leader Davide Villella (Cannondale-Drapac) dropping back after netting some early points. The other four persisted, with Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) and Alessandro De Marchi (BMC Racing Team) pushing on with 20 kilometres to go. De Gendt was subsequently affected by cramps and lost contact, with De Marchi then holding on until seven kilometres to go.

Stage 13: Coín > Tomares - Stage Result

Friday 1st September 2017

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Team Sunweb