Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

July 6, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Aru claims Stage 5 victory at Tour de France, Froome into yellow; Lotta Lepistö wins hot and hard-fought Stage 6 at Giro Rosa; Viviani takes second sprint win in Austria, Vanmarcke remains in GC lead; Porte on first Tour de France summit: ‘I expected a little more, but there’s a long way to go’; Dan Martin ‘satisfied, very confident’ after moving into fourth on GC at Tour de France; Sagan heads home as UCI jury holds firm on Tour de France expulsion; Riders and managers react to Sagan’s Tour de France expulsion; Guardian: ‘Something mesmeric’ about Dave Brailsford’s ‘total lack of regret’; Route for 20th edition of Santos Tour Down Under announced, with return to Port Adelaide; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 5 highlights; Video: Puppy on a bike ride thinks it’s pedaling.

Bardet ‘comfortable’ climbing with Froome at La Planche des Belles Filles

by CyclingTips

5th place for the stage 24” back
7th place overall at 47”

“We climbed it very aggressively. I was a little afraid of the first mountain stage with the heat. But I dealt with it well. I was comfortable when Froome attacked with Porte, and a small group formed that played around till 200 meters. I think that Aru was the strongest today; he was the only one who could attack and create a big gap. So chapeau to him.
I am happy with how I’ve started. You had to be tough to hold on. I feel at the right level, and we will see how it plays out over the three weeks. This was a good performance by the legs.”