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Armee best at Vuelta, Boom in Britain, d’Hoore triumphs: Your Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

September 8, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Armee wins stage 18 of Vuelta a España, Froome pads lead; Boom blasts to stage 5 TT win at Tour of Britain; D’Hoore back in gold after stage 2 Lotto Belgium Tour win; Sponsor found for Cannondale-Drapac?; Brammeier: Cycling teams should sign up to a code of practice regarding concussions; Ben King speaks out about teenage eating disorder; Crowdfunding campaign launched for a new cleat-based powermeter; Video: Lotto Belgium Tour Stage 2 Highlights; Video: Rás na mBan stage one highlights; Video: Rás na mBan stage two highlights; Video: Red Hook Crit Barcelona 2017

Boom blasts to stage 5 TT win at Tour of Britain

by Shane Stokes

If he is still smarting from not being given a place on Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s squad for the Vuelta a España, Lars Boom was able to make a further statement on Thursday when he won the stage five time trial at the Tour of Britain. Last month he took a stage in the BinckBank Tour but an ‘up yours’ gesture crossing the finish line –reportedly aimed at his team – saw him fined 1,000 Swiss Francs by the race jury.

On Thursday he overhauled previous stage leader and teammate Victor Campenaerts, covering the 16 kilometre course in and around Tendring six seconds faster. Former world TT champion Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky) was a further second back in third, while Stefan Kung (BMC Racing Team), Jos Van Emden (Team LottoNL-Jumbo) and Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin) closed out the top six.

“I always go out hard,” said Boom about his fast start. “So I knew already in my mind that if it’s headwind in the last few kilometres I’m going to drop some seconds. But in the end I could keep it on 45, 48 [kph], so it was quite okay.

Overnight race leader Elia Viviani (Team Sky) did what he could but finished one minute 23 seconds back, slipping to 29th overall. Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott), who had been second overall before the stage, had mechanical issues and ended up losing three minutes 57 seconds. As for Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data), who had been fourth, he put in a solid effort to place 16th, but drops to eighth overall.

The 2011 race winner Boom will begin Friday’s stage eight seconds ahead of Campenaerts and nine up on Kiryienka. “We have to make a plan for the next few days,” he said. “We need to see because it can be difficult with only six riders in the team.”

Stage 5 (ITT): Tendring > Tendring - Stage Result

Thursday 7th September 2017

1. nl
BOOM Lars
Team LottoNL-Jumbo
00:19:02
2. be
CAMPENAERTS Victor
Team LottoNL-Jumbo
0:06
3. by
KIRYIENKA Vasil
Team Sky
0:07

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