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by Matt de Neef
April 16, 2018
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Michael Valgren wins Amstel Gold from late attack; World champion Blaak outsprints Brand to win women’s Amstel Gold; Steele von Hoff takes gold in Commonwealth Games fairytale finish; Chloe Hosking sprints to Comm Games gold; Matthews devastated by bad luck in Amstel Gold Race; Multiple fractures for Lucy Kennedy after Amstel Gold crash; Froome doesn’t want to give a running commentary on salbutamol case; Fabio Felline sidelined until late May with toxoplasmosis; Bora extends sponsorship through 2021; HiRide tests smart suspension at the cobbled classics; What it takes to ride the break at Amstel Gold Race.
In the wake of Peter Sagan’s storming victory at Paris-Roubaix, team sponsor Bora has extended its support for the team and will remain as first naming sponsor until 2021.
“It feels very good to have such a reliable partner like Bora on board,” said Sagan. “To know already that early, that the team’s future is secured, gives confidence to the whole team. It is impressive, that [manager] Ralph Denk formed such a solid project, and I want to thank [Bora owner] Willi Bruckbauer for his trust in us.”
“Our Bora – hansgrohe sponsorship commitment is valuable on different levels,” said Bruckbauer. “We wanted to increase our brand awareness on an international level, and we have. And we will continue to work on this together with the team — 27 brand ambassadors including the three-time world champion Peter Sagan support us. Of course, victories like at Paris – Roubaix help a lot.
“We are confident, that we are on a very good way together with Ralph Denk’s team, it is a perfect fit, we share the same ideas and we have common goals.”