Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 14, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Sagan wins wet and wild Suisse stage; Bole wins overall at Tour of Korea; Explosive claims that UCI official alerted others to police operations against hidden motors; UCI to study claims that its technical manager compromised French hidden motor; German cycling champ Rudi Altig passes away; The route for the 2016 Tour of Utah? A week of tough climbing; Rohan Dennis extends with BMC; Cyclist suffers serious eye injury after being hit by egg thrown from car; Behind the scenes with Sylvain Dillier; Hanging out with Team Wiggins for a day

Bole wins overall at Tour of Korea

by CyclingTips

Grega Bole (Nippo-Vini Fantini) took the overall win at the Tour of Korea, thanks to a second place finish on the fifth stage and his consistent riding over the rest of the week. The final sprint was a battle between previous stage winners with Brenton Jones (Drapac) besting Christopher Opie (One Pro Cycling) and Jon Aberasturi (Team UKYO) to be the only double stage winner of this tour.

“I have won my first tour, my first general classification, how satisfying this yellow jersey!,” said Bole. “I want to thank the whole team for this great result. Not only the team here, who were obviously critical, but I want to thank the whole team and staff. As I said earlier in the year when I returned with the Nippo team, it is like a big family, with DS Giuliani and all my comrades. This victory is for all of them.”

There was controversy on the stage prior as malfunctioning finish line cameras could not give race officials a decision on the sprint, resulting in the awarding of a dead heat between Brad Evans (Drapac) and Kritian House (One Pro Cycling).

Initally Evans was announced the winner though he had thought House had bested him. Then after a long deliberation the officials called it a tie. “Unfortunately the cameras did not work, probably for the first time all race, so there is no way of proving one way or the other,” said House. “The transponders read the same time and the front camera were useless … so they called it a dead heat.”

Later, One Pro Cycling DS Matt Prior tweeted an image taken from an overhead drone that showed House just ahead of Evans approaching the line, but the decision had already been made final.

Stage 8: Seoul > Seoul - Stage Result

Sunday 12th June 2016

1. au
JONES Brenton
Drapac Professional Cycling
01:20:25
2. gb
OPIE Christopher
One Pro Cycling
-
3. es
ABERASTURI Jon
Team UKYO
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Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Sunday 12th June 2016

1. si
BOLE Grega
Nippo - Vini Fantini
28:03:02
2. es
MEGIAS LEAL Javier
Team Novo Nordisk
0:13
3. kr
GONG Hyo Suk
KSPO
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