Sagan wins Paris-Roubaix, Pieters wins Healthy Ageing Tour: Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

April 9, 2018

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Peter Sagan wins Paris-Roubaix after long-range attack; Michael Goolaerts dies after Paris-Roubaix heart attack; Amy Pieters wins the Healthy Ageing Tour; Primoz Roglic wins the Itzulia Basque Country, Enric Mas claims final stage; James Whelan wins the U23 Tour of Flanders; Australia tops Commonwealth Games track cycling medal tally;  Matteo Trentin suffers spinal fracture at Roubaix; Lawson Craddock crashes into a car; Bill Chaffey takes Commonwealth Games paratriathlon bronze despite handcycle crash; The hands of a Paris-Roubaix cyclist; Sagan the mobile mechanic.

Australia tops Commonwealth Games track cycling medal tally

by CyclingTips

After four days of track racing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia found itself at the top of the medal tally by a comfortable margin. The host nation finished up with 10 gold medals, three silver and seven bronze — six more gold medals than second-placed Scotland, and eight more medals in total than next-best New Zealand. After his shock elimination from the men’s sprint on Saturday (having set a new Games record in qualifying) Matt Glaetzer bounced back on Sunday with a Games record in the 1km time trial:

Also on Sunday, Amy Cure won the scratch race:

And Steph Morton took gold in the keirin:

Earlier in the weekend Kaarle McCullough won gold in the 500m time trial and Sam Welsford took a thrilling come-from-behind victory in the men’s 15km scratch race after an impressive team ride:

Cycling continues at the Commonwealth Games with the road time trials on Wednesday, the XC MTB on Thursday, and the road races on Saturday.