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Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

May 2, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Kristoff wins third Eschborn-Frankfurt; Alarcón takes double success in Vuelta Asturias; Williams, Ryan win Dana Point GP events in California; Bouhanni recovering from ‘big concussion’; Incredulity about new Giro d’Italia competition; Six-week suspension for Moscon over racist abuse; Quintana’s backup named for Giro d’Italia; Orica-Scott takes on ‘tricky mix’ with team goals for Giro d’Italia; Kruijswijk targeting podium or better Giro d’Italia; Geoghegan Hart pays tribute to former teammate Young; UCI suspends Continental Team Elkov-Author Cycling; Tracey Gaudry appointed CEO of the Hawthorn Football Club; Simon Jones speaks about new Cycling Australia role as High Performance Unit Director; Stars of the future?

Alarcón takes double success in Vuelta Asturias

by Shane Stokes

One day after finishing second to Nairo Quintana on the queen stage in the Vuelta Asturias, Raul Alarcón (W52/FC Porto) sealed his overall victory by winning the final stage of the race.

The 31 year old Spaniard finished seven seconds ahead of Óscar Sevilla (Medellin – Inder ) and Joao Benta (RP – Boavista). Quintana was 15 seconds behind in fifth. Alarcón attacked on the category two Alto del Violeo and soloed to the win.

Quintana was riding the event primarily as a last-moment tune-up in advance of the Giro d’Italia and said he was fine with the result. “I’m happy to have finished the race unscathed, with good physical condition, ready for the Giro challenge.”

Alarcón’s solo move saw him end the event 32 seconds ahead of the Movistar leader. Sevilla sealed third overall thanks to a time bonus. He was one minute seven seconds back, level on time with Benta.

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Monday 1st May 2017

1. es
ALARCON GARCIA Raul
W52/FC Porto
12:20:42
2. co
QUINTANA Nairo
Movistar Team
0:32
3. es
SEVILLA RIBERA Oscar
Medellin - Inder
1:07

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