Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

August 5, 2017

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Poels wins final stage of Tour of Poland, Teuns takes overall victory; Barbero sprints to victory on stage 4 of Vuelta a Burgos; Wiebes and Gazzoli become junior European champions, Matthiessen completes U23 double; Hansen not selected for Vuelta a España, Grand Tour record streak ends at 18; Adam Hansen’s fear of flying; Gaviria and Richeze continue with Quick-Step Floors; Roelandts moves to BMC Racing Team to help Van Avermaet; Jongewaard favourite for Australian men’s cyclocross title, women’s race wide open; Jones inks contract with Delko – Marseille Provence – KTM team; Video: Team Sunweb’s Chad Haga shows off piano skills; Video: Copenhagen shows way to safe cycling; Video: Brian Cookson at the Tour of Poland; Video: Katie Compton helps out with Trek phone support, with mixed results; Video: European championship competitor brought down by spectator

Barbero sprints to victory on stage 4 of Vuelta a Burgos

by VeloClub

Already victorious earlier this week when he won Monday’s Circuito de Getxo, Movistar Carlos Barbero added another success to his palmares when he was best on stage four of the Vuelta a Burgos. The 26-year-old hit the line in Clunia ahead of Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) and Julian Alaphilippe (QuickStep Floors), with the next riders three seconds back.

His team worked hard to set him up and while he was boxed in inside the final kilometre, he was still quickest on the uphill ramp to the line. “I was here at the finish last Saturday to ride the climb like four, five times,” he said. “The people guarding the place didn’t allow me in, and I had to tell them I was preparing myself for the Vuelta a Burgos. In the end they let me in and I could climb this several times, check my sprinting distance – everything went perfectly thanks to that.”

He said the day had a special significance. “If they had told me I could choose one stage to win in this year’s race, I’d have selected this finish. The Castillo climb is really beautiful, but I wanted to repeat my success on this climb in 2015. It was quite more surprising that time, while today’s was more about the process – I thought about this finish for weeks.”

Soon after the start in Bodegas Nabal, Ben King (Dimension Data), Antoine Duchesne (Direct Energie), Marcos Jurado (Burgos-BH) and Etienne van Empel (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij) jumped away and built a lead of four minutes. Van Empel later pushed on alone, but was hauled back with ten kilometres to go.

Race leader Mikel Landa placed 16th. He is 27 seconds clear of David de la Cruz and 46 ahead of Enric Mas (both QuickStep Floors).

Stage 4: Bodegas Nabal > Clunia - Stage Result

Friday 4th August 2017

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Quick-Step Floors