In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali solos to thrilling Milan-San Remo win; Kasia Niewiadoma wins solo at Trofeo Alfredo Binda; Andrea Guardini back to his winning ways at Tour de Langkawi; Mark Cavendish escapes major injury in Milan-San Remo crash; Rivals react to Nibali’s Milan-San Remo attack; FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine-Futuroscope bikes stolen the night before Trofeo Alfredo Binda; Andre Greipel suffers probable collarbone fractured in Milan-San Remo crash; Oscar Sevilla beaten and robbed in training; Matt Lawton on a ‘staggering report’ and the future of Sky; Highlights from the Cape Epic prologue; Fremantle to Sydney riders set off; Nibali hits phone-wielding spectator on way to Milan-San Remo win; Behind the scenes of Caleb Ewan’s Milan-San Remo podium.
Nibali’s masterpiece, Niewiadoma wins in Cittiglio: Daily News Digest
Lotto Soudal has revealed that Andre Greipel broke his collarbone after crashing while descending off the Poggio in Saturday’s Milan-San Remo.
— Lotto Soudal (@Lotto_Soudal) March 17, 2018
“Lotto Soudal came to the front to lead Greipel in the best possible position to the bottom of the Poggio,” the team wrote in a statement. “Just before the start of the climb Jens Keukeleire was involved in a crash. Vincenzo Nibali attacked on the Poggio and could only just stay ahead of the sprinting peloton. Greipel couldn’t defend his chances anymore as he had crashed on the descent of the Poggio, together with Jasper De Buyst.
“André Greipel has probably broken his left collarbone. Jens Keukeleire hurt his hip, but the damage doesn’t seem to be too bad. Jasper De Buyst has abrasions on the left side of his body and he hurt his hand, wrist and arm. Greipel and De Buyst will undergo further examination.
Unfortunately not the way I wanted to finish my @Milano_Sanremo. 2 crashes and the last one 4 km from the finish let our amazing @Lotto_Soudal teamwork not getting the result we worked for-now off to surgery for my broken collarbone. #illbeback
— Andre Greipel (@AndreGreipel) March 18, 2018
“Of course we are disappointed that we had such bad luck today,” said Marc Sergeant, Lotto Soudal sports director. “As a team we probably rode one of our best editions of Milan-San Remo. Until ten kilometres from the finish Jasper De Buyst, Jens Debusschere and André Greipel were still part of the first group.
“As a team we performed very well. Everyone was strong, but luck was not on our side.”