Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 18, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gaudin wins out of two-rider break at Tro Bro Leon; Scarponi nets Astana first win of season at Tour of the Alps; Gilbert outsprints Kwiatkowski to win his fourth Amstel Gold Race; Anna van der Breggen powers to a solo victory at women’s Amstel Gold Race return; Walkout: Illuminate women leave over dispute with manager; Gilbert out for rest of Classics with kidney injury; Rivera retains Women’s WorldTour lead after Amstel Gold Race; Amstel Gold Race defending champ Gasparotto crashes out, but escapes serious injury; Pieter Weening expected to return for Liège; Cookson says he did nothing to be ‘ashamed of or concerned about’ while head of British Cycling; Apeldoorn to host 2018 UCI Track World Championships; 2017 UCI Track World Championships – Day 4 highlights; Video: Paris-Roubaix with Fast Forward Wheels.

Amstel Gold Race defending champ Gasparotto crashes out, but escapes serious injury

by CyclingTips

Amstel Gold Race defending champion Enrico Gasparotto (Bahrian-Merida) crashed hard during the race on Sunday, with initial pictures showing him holding his shoulder, leading some to suspect a broken collarbone as he abandoned the race. However, his team has since posted on social media that evaluations showed no breaks and that he plans to race the rest of the Ardennes Classics.

“I will do my best to recover and finish the next races,” he said via his team.

He won the Amstel Gold Race last year while racing for the ProContinental Wanty-Groupe Gobert team, which helped promote him back to the WorldTour this year. He previously won the race in 2010 and raced at the top division for many years.

Gasparotto plans to race Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège where last year he finished fifth and 12th, respectively.