Colbrelli takes uphill sprint at Dubai; Alaphilippe takes uphill sprint in Colombia: Daily News Digest

Hatta Dam - Dubai - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the 2018 Dubai Tour stage 4 - from Skydive Dubai to Hatta Dam (172KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018

In today’s Daily News Digest: Colbrelli takes uphill sprint at Dubai Tour, Viviani retains GC lead; Alalphilippe wins uphill sprint at Colombia Oro y Paz, takes race lead; Life after Sky: With move to Quick-Step, Viviani is quickly building momentum; Oh-so-close for Rally’s Brandon McNulty at Dubai Tour; Gaviria’s hat trick: Three for three in Colombia Oro y Paz sprints; Sagan announces two new gran fondo events in California; Specialized launches new S-Works 7 road shoes and Evade II aero road helmet; Colnago updates flagship road bike with C64.

Colbrelli takes uphill sprint at Dubai Tour, Viviani retains GC lead

Italy’s Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) accelerated from a long way out on the uphill finish at Hatta Dam to put a cruel end to the breakaway hopes of American rookie Brandon McNulty (Rally Cycling). Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana) and Timo Roosen (LottoNL-Jumbo) rounded out the podium. Sixth across the line, Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) retained the …

Alalphilippe wins uphill sprint at Colombia Oro y Paz, takes race lead

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) finished ahead of 10 Colombian riders to win Stage 4 at Colombia Oro y Paz Friday on Mirador Tambo, a 4.7km-long climb averaging 5.6%. It was the fourth stage win in four stages for the Quick-Step team, with an equal number of leader’s jerseys as Alaphilippe took the GC lead …

Life after Sky: With move to Quick-Step, Viviani is quickly building momentum

Race leader heading towards the final stage of the Dubai Tour on Saturday, Elia Viviani is in a commanding position. He will begin the final day two seconds clear of Magnus Cort (Astana) and a further two seconds up on stage four victor Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida). If he wins, it will be one of the …

Oh-so-close for Rally’s Brandon McNulty at Dubai Tour

Stage 4 of the Dubai Tour ended with a nail-biting finish for Brandon McNulty (Rally Cycling). The 19-year-old former world junior time trial champion from Phoenix, Arizona, came within 50 meters of winning the biggest race in the team’s history. “To be in a situation where the world’s top cyclists are chasing one of our …

Gaviria’s hat trick: Three for three in Colombia Oro y Paz sprints

To the delight of the home fans, Quick-Step Floors rider Fernando Gaviria consolidated his overall lead Thursday at the inaugural edition of Colombia Oro y Paz, capping off a flawless first half of the race that saw him sweep up all three flat stages. After chasing down the five-man break that animated Stage 3 from …

Sagan announces two new gran fondo events in California

World champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) has partnered with cycling event producer Bike Monkey to create two mass-participation sportives in California in 2018. The first event is slated for May 5 in Truckee, California, on gravel and dirt roads near Lake Tahoe. The second event will be on pavement and take place on November 3. The …

Specialized launches new S-Works 7 road shoes and Evade II aero road helmet

Their existence has hardly been a secret to this point, but Specialized has today finally announced official details of its new S-Works 7 road shoes and Evade II aero road helmet. The S-Works 7 shoes build on the proven formula of the previous S-Works 6 shoes, but with a roomier toe box, a less-confining heel …

Colnago updates flagship road bike with C64

Set to replace the C60, Colnago have a new lugged carbon road frameset in the form of the C64. The Italian company’s latest machine looks to combine a number of aerodynamic and weight saving features with its classic use of lugs. As of right now, only a rim-brake version is available, but a disc-version is …