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by Matt de Neef
August 14, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Tom Dumoulin wins the BinckBank Tour; Lotta Lepistö and Boels-Dolmans take wins on Vårgårda weekend; Dylan Teuns secures overall victory at the Arctic Race of Norway; Manuel Senni wins the Colorado Classic, Mihkel Raim claims the final stage; Bennett doubles up at the Czech Cycling Tour, Cerny scoops overall; Thibaut Pinot wins the Tour de l’Ain; Philippe Gilbert extends his contract with QuickStep Floors; Lars Boom fined for BinckBank Tour celebration; Jakob Fuglsang’s bad luck continues with broken collarbone; Georgia Baker back to training soon after heart surgery; Cyclist dies following a collision south-east of Melbourne; How to get pedestrians out of the bike lane.
Irishman Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) has claimed his second stage win of the Czech Cycling Tour, sprinting to victory on the final stage as local Continental rider Josef Cerny (Elkov – Author) rode to overall success.
Bennett was too strong in the bunch sprint to Dolany, finishing comfortably ahead of Filippo Fortin (Tirol) and Jannik Steimle (Felbermayr-Simplon Wels).
Bora-Hansgrohe had gone into the day with two aims — to win the stage with Bennett, and to take enough bonus seconds with Jan Barta (eight) to win the overall as well. The first of those aims was a success; the second proved more difficult with stage 3 winner Cerny resisting all of the WorldTour team’s efforts and riding to the first stage-race success of his career.
Image: ©BORA-hansgrohe / Stiehl Photography