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Jakobsen wins Nokere Koerse, Bayly wins at Tour de Taiwan: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

March 15, 2018

Jakobsen takes first pro victory in Nokere Koerse; Bayly wins stage 4 of the Tour de Taiwan; Bardet to eschew other targets and focus 100% on Tour de France; Deignan announces pregnancy, will miss 2018 season; Cavendish, Renshaw confirmed for Milan-San Remo; QuickStep Floors takes three-pronged approach to leadership at Milan-San Remo; Van Avermaet: Milan-San Remo is a lottery; French amateur previously banned for five years given 60 hours of community service; Costa Rican duo given four year bans for CERA use; Strava overhauls map that revealed military positions; Video: 360 degree camera from inside the peloton; Video: high speed river crossing leads to dangerous crash

Bayly wins stage 4 of the Tour de Taiwan

by Shane Stokes

Australian rider Cameron Bayly triumphed on stage four of the Tour de Taiwan on Wednesday, winning from a two man breakaway. The Bennelong SwissWellness team rider came to the line with namesake Cameron Piper, tracking the American and then blasting by inside the final 150 metres. He easily won the sprint, landing stage victory in the 2.1-ranked event.

The stage was undulating and included a second category climb towards the end. Bayly crossed the line two seconds ahead of Piper, with Yukiya Arashiro (Japan) leading in a 23 man chase group six seconds back.

Arashiro takes over the race lead, moving two seconds clear of the previous leader Jonathan Clarke (UnitedHealthcare). The race continues on Thursday with the concluding stage, a flat 192.8 kilometre race from Pingtung County Hall to Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area.

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