Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

July 8, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Marcel Kittel narrowly three-peats on Stage 7 of Tour de France; O’Connor solos to victory on Stage 5 of Tour of Austria, Denifl retains GC lead; Lucinda Brand takes solo win at Giro Rosa despite late-race crash; Winder take a second stage win at Tour de Feminin; Italian Claudia Cretti in critical condition with brain injury in Giro Rosa crash; MTB world champion Nino Schurter invites Peter Sagan to race off-road; Meet Philippa York: Robert Millar first high-profile cyclist to go public about gender transition; Armstrong co-defendants reach $158K settlement in federal case; Video: Heartbroken fan creates ‘Since U Sagan’; Video: Inside the Quick-Step Floors bus on Stage 6, Marcel Kittel’s second stage win; Video: Orica-Scott’s Backstage Pass, Tour de France Stage 7; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 7 highlights

Winder takes a second stage win at Tour de Feminin

by VeloClub

UnitedHealthCare continues to show their strength in the Czech Republic with another stage win in the Tour de Feminin.

After a long solo to take Stage 1, American Ruth Winder started off the second day in the yellow leader’s jersey and with a 1:25 lead in the general classification.

The peloton split into at least three distinct groups on the undulating course with Winder and her UHC teammates comfortable in the lead bunch. While Winder extended her standing in the points classification, teammate Tayler Wiles went after the Queen of the Mountains points.

After 101km of racing, the 40-rider lead bunch was no match for the blue squad as Winder launched her sprint early, crossing the line ahead of Dutch riders Kirsten Peetoom (Maaslandster Veris CCN) and Nina Kessler (Hitec Product but riding here for a YRDP composite team); it was also Kessler’s second podium of the tour.

With three more stages remaining, Winder currently has a grip on the general and points classifications, while teammate Tayler Wiles leads the Queen of the Mountain classification and Dutch rider Karlijn Swinkels sports the white best young rider jersey.

Stage 3 will be a short 14.6km out-and-back time trial.