Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

August 1, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Teuns wins stage 3 of the Tour of Poland, Sagan retakes lead; Barbero wins Circuito de Getxo ‘Memorial Ricardo Otxoa’; Jungels extends until 2020 with QuickStep Floors; Girdlestone celebrates ‘miraculous recovery,’ reaches important milestone; Legal action launched following fire at Rio 2016 Olympic velodrome; Vuelta stage 17 summit finish to include gradients of 28%; Broken bones, healing hands: fixing the pro peloton in Herentals; Participant dies in 2017 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey sportif; Video: In the Team car with Katusha-Alpecin

Barbero wins Circuito de Getxo ‘Memorial Ricardo Otxoa’

by VeloClub

Movistar rider Carlos Barbero clocked up his fourth victory of the current season on Monday, racing to victory in the Circuito de Getxo ‘Memorial Ricardo Otxoa’. The Spaniard proved best in the finale, beating compatriots Ángel Madrazo (Delko Marseille Provence KTM) and José Herrada (Movistar) by two and four seconds respectively.

The race was run off over ten laps of a 17 kilometre circuit, and was marked by driving rain. Early on a group of 13 got clear, with three out of the Movistar team present, after which selections occurred in the bunch and created a chase behind.

“We were lucky enough to be all of us inside that pursuit group, so we chose to keep pushing, catch the break and carry on until the finish,” he said. “My team-mates kept everything under control to avoid the race becoming as crazy as it was last season. Our main goal was reaching the sprint together. Everyone did a phenomenal job and I want to thank them for that. The team had a very clear idea in mind about racing for me, they relied on what I could do and fortunately I could deliver.

“At the finish Madrazo launched an early acceleration, I just followed his wheel and used my sprint to finish things off.”

Absent from the team’s Tour de France squad, he spent July at altitude in Sierra Nevada in order to be in strong shape for some key targets. These include the Vuelta a Burgos, which begins on Tuesday. “It’s my home race, one that I really like, and riding on known roads and with your close ones near you is a huge boost. Let’s see what the team chooses for me up next – whatever it is, I’ll do my best.”

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