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Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

May 6, 2017

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Pöstlberger takes first pro victory on opening stage of Giro d’Italia to wear maglia rosa; Eisenhart, Hall win Stage 2 at Redlands Classic; Kirsten Wild wins first stage in Tour of Chongming Island; Alarcón takes stage one of the Vuelta Internacional a la Comunidad de Madrid; Mugerli wins in chaotic stage 3 final of Tour d’Azerbaidjan; Giro director Vegni says he was wary of sending Bardiani-CSF team home following doping positives; Bouhanni forced to withdraw from Tour of California; 105-year-old Robert Marchand recognised as the world’s oldest competitive cyclist; Google Doodle marks 100th Giro d’Italia; Video: Michele Scarponi. The farewell interview; Video: Steven Kruijswijk’s final preparations for the 100th Giro d’Italia; Video: Caleb Ewan – Interview at the start of stage one of the 2017 Giro d’Italia; Video: Geraint Thomas – interview before the Giro d’Italia; Video: Tom Dumoulin – interview before the race; Video: Nathan Haas receives his Fi:zi’k Giro Shoes; Video: Chasing Cancellara

Alarcón takes stage one of the Vuelta Internacional a la Comunidad de Madrid

by Shane Stokes

Recently victorious in the Vuelta Asturias ahead of Nairo Quintana, Spain’s Raúl Alarcón continued his winning ways when he took the opening stage of the Vuelta Internacional a la Comunidad de Madrid on Friday.

The W52-FC Porto rider was quickest out of the nine riders who sprinted for victory in Laz Rozas. He beat Dmitry Strakhov (Lokosphinx), Richard Carapaz (Movistar) and Oscar Sevilla (Medellín Inder) to the line, donning the first leader’s jersey.

The race continues with an easier second stage, featuring just two third-category climbs. The 2.1-ranked event concludes on Sunday.

Stage 1: Las Rozas > Las Rozas - Stage Result

Friday 5th May 2017

1. es
ALARCON GARCIA Raul
W52/FC Porto
03:32:33
2. ru
STRAKHOV Dmitry
Lokosphinx
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3. ec
CARAPAZ Richard
Movistar Team
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