Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 5, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Number 28: Cavendish takes stage win, ties Hinault for second all-time; Giro Rosa Round-up: another Wiggle-High5 victory with Chloe Hosking in stage 3, Stevens stays in pink; Another field sprint in Austria; Sagan and Contador: A day of very contrasting fortunes; Rethinking the 3km rule; Girl struck by publicity caravan on stage 3; Brailsford praises Cookson regarding UCI-ASO conflict; Tony Martin linked to Bora-hansgrohe for 2017; Plans to use pro cyclists’ training, racing data to help stop doping; Premier League referees cycle to all clubs for charity; Tour de France, stage 3 on-board highlights; Tour de France, stage 3 recap; How to pack for the Tour De France with Adam Hansen; Orica-Bike Exchange stage 2 ‘Backstage Pass’; Oleg Tinkov celebrates Sagan victory

Another field sprint in Austria

by CyclingTips

Clement Venturini (Cofidis) won in a bunch sprint on the second longest stage of the 68th Tour of Austria. Andrea Pasqualon (Team Roth) finished second again but takes over the leader’s yellow jersey with his consistent finishes.

Josef Vaishar Courtesy: Tour of Austria

“I did this race last year, and finished second in Grieskirchen,” said Venturini. “I’m overjoyed to win today! This is the greatest triumph in my career.”

The stage’s main break of Helmut Trettwer (WSA Greenlife), William Clarke (Drapac), Jacek Morajko (Wibatech) and Artur Ersov (Gazprom) was never given more than four minutes and were caught with 25km to go. The fast pace ensured a field sprint again.

Though second twice, Pasqualon said he is happy to wear the leader’s jersey.

“The final was very hectic and I am pleased with second place. Now it’s just a matter of time until I stand at the top.”

Stage 2: Mondsee > Steyr - Stage Result

Monday 4th July 2016

1. fr
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
2. it
Team Roth
3. nl
Roompot - Oranje Peloton