Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 2, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Rajablou wins climbing stage, Shorabi takes lead in Tour of Japan; Drucker wins Tour of Luxembourg prologue; After a promising Giro d’Italia, Joe Dombrowski’s stock is on the rise. Is a move in store?; Boonen suggests more motorcycles would increase safety; Simon Yates on Dauphine start list; Tour de Suisse to show rider data in real-time; Dutch name men’s squad for Rio road race; Boardman on Sutton: ‘Victim of lynch mob’; Australia’s only female CX national champ retires; US State Department issues travel alert around Tour de France; Riding the Rocacorba with David Millar; Motorist pulls weapon on cyclist in road rage incident.

After a promising Giro d’Italia, Joe Dombrowski’s stock is on the rise. Is a move in store?

by Michael Better

On the morning of the first road stage of the Giro d’Italia, in Arnhem, Netherlands, CyclingTips asked American Joe Dombrowski which stage he thought might be an opportunity for him to shine.

His answer at the time was Stage 20, from  Guillestre to Sant’Anna di Vinadio, with a sequence of four climbs and three descents.

It seemed like a lifetime had passed for the Cannondale rider when the peloton finally reached Guillestre, but the 25-year-old Virginian lived up to his word, powering across the Alpine stage for his first podium finish at the WorldTour level.

Dombrowski entered the WorldTour in 2013 with Team Sky as a heralded climber, a Baby Giro winner, and, perhaps, America’s next big thing. Nagging issues impeded his progress; it turned out to be Iliac Artery Endofibrosis — a narrowing of the major artery that runs through the pelvis and down the leg, reducing blood supply to the leg when exercising. He had surgery in August 2014, and is only now, with Cannondale since the beginning of the 2015 season, fully showing what he’s capable of accomplishing.

The definitive turning point of Cannondale’s Giro took place on the rainy time trial through the slick vineyards of Chianti on Stage 9. Team leader Rigoberto Uran lost a massive chunk of time in the race for the general classification, and the team’s ambitions changed.

Click through to read more at CyclingTips.

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