Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

August 19, 2017

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Mezgec takes Veenendaal-Veenendaal Classic; Guillaume Martin wins final stage of Tour du Limousin, Vuillermoz swoops for overall;  Asgreen takes stage 1 of Tour de l’Avenir; Dan Martin signs for UAE Team Emirates, Sutherland also comes on board; Contador on Vuelta finale to his career: “As always, I want to win”; Vermote moves to Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka chasing new Classics targets; Video: 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Crescent Vargarda; Video: What it means to ride La Vuelta a España 2017; Video: La Vuelta a España 2017; Video: Chris Froome pre-race interview Vuelta a España 2017

Asgreen takes stage 1 of Tour de l’Avenir

by VeloClub

Kasper Asgreen (Denmark) outmanoeuvred the sprinters on stage one of the Tour de l’Avenir on Friday, winning the 134 kilometre stage starting and finishing in Loudéac. He hit the line four seconds clear of a large group led in by Kristoffer Halvorsen (Norway), Imerio Cima (Italy) and Emmanuel Morin (Brittany).

Asgreen, the European under 23 time trial champion, was aggressive throughout the stage. He went clear in an early 11 man break and continued to make the selections, eventually pushing ahead with three kilometres to go with Franck Bonnamour (France) and Pascal Eenkhoorn (Netherlands).

With the bunch chasing hard behind only Asgreen managed to stay out front to the line, taking the win. The race continues on Saturday with a 132.4 kilometre race from Inzinzac-Lochrist to Bignan. The event, known for many years as the youth Tour de France, is open to national teams only and runs until Sunday August 27.

Stage 1: Loudéac > Loudéac - Stage Result

Friday 18th August 2017

1. dk
ASGREEN Kasper
Denmark
03:03:54
2. no
HALVORSEN Kristoffer
Norway
0:04
3. it
CIMA Imerio
Italy
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