Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 18, 2016

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Tejay van Garderen bounces back with Suisse stage win, Barguil takes lead; Taaramäe takes over at Tour de Slovenie; Groenewegen makes it a Dutch hat trick at SterZLM Tour; Armitstead wins stage 3 and takes the lead in the Aviva Women’s Tour; Coquard doubles wins as Quintana assumes lead at Route du Sud; Simon Yates handed four-month suspension, back racing in July; Yates confirms he won’t appeal sanction: “I’m very embarrassed about the situation.”; The Muur van Geraardsbergen returns to the Tour of Flanders in 2017; Behind the Wheel: Peter Sagan’s 1970 Dodge Charger; Spain anti-doping head believes Puerto investigation can still move forward; Sarah Storey going to seventh Paralympics; On-bike highlights from Tour de Suisse, stage 6; Behind the scenes with LottoNL-Jumbo mechanics

Armitstead wins stage 3 and takes the lead in the Aviva Women’s Tour

by Jeanine Laudy

Breakaways were the order of the day on the third stage of the Aviva Women’s Tour, and Boels-Dolman’s Lizzie Armitstead made a tactical move at the right time to win the stage, beating Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Cervélo-Bigla)
and Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle-High5).

Armitstead is the new leader in the Women’s Tour as well, with a five second advantage to the number 2, Moolman-Pasio.

A lead group was created on the descent after the feed zone, consisting of Hannah Barnes (Canyon-SRAM), Rosella Ratto (Cylance Pro Cycling), Jolien D’Hoore (Wiggle-High5), Strava QOM jersey wearer Katie Hall (United Healthcare), Amanda Spratt (Orica-AIS), Clara Koppenburg (Cervélo-Bigla) and Dutchies Chantal Blaak (Boels-Dolmans), Rozanne Slik (Liv-Plantur), Janneke Ensing (Parkhotel Valkenburg), Lucinda Brand and Roxane Knetemann (both of Rabo-Liv).

When the break looked like it would stick Armitstead bridged across with Moolman-Pasio and Longo Borghini.

Rabo-Liv’sLucinda Brand dropped out of the break to help her team chase. And when it looked like the break would not make it to the finish, Armitstead attacked with Moolman-Pasio and Longo Borghini the only ones to go with her.

Stage 3: Ashbourne > Chesterfield - Stage Result

Friday 17th June 2016

1. gb
ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth
Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
02:54:27
2. za
MOOLMAN PASIO Ashleigh
Cervélo-Bigla Pro Cycling
-
3. it
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
Wiggle High5
-

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