Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 6, 2016

In Saturday’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Terpstra takes win at Dwars door het Hageland; McCabe continues young rider wins at Utah; Haas wins Burgos, stage 4; Ezquerra solos to win in strange Portugal stage; Henderson leaving Lotto-Soudal but is committed to extending career; Frank Schleck announces pending retirement; Sep Vanmarcke inks contract with Cannondale-Drapac, boosts team’s Classics potential; Adrien Costa: A mind that moves mountains; Meet the only female mechanic on the Pro Road Tour; Jess Varnish on decision to speak-up about British Cycling issues; Meet Laos’ entry in the Olympic road race; Cyclist saves man from jumping off bridge; Woman assaulted for cycling too slow; Rwandan cycling team movie in the works; 2016 Japan Cup preview; Team GB on the Rio road race; Stybar films wet conditions inside the athlete village

Haas wins Burgos, stage 4

by CyclingTips

Nathan Haas (Dimension Data) won the stage 4 of the Vuelta a Burgos, ahead of Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC Racing) and Patrick Bevin (Cannondale-Drapac).

Vuelta a Burgos 2016 stage 4

The 145km stage was rolling with two category 3 climbs. The main break was attacked by Janse van Rensburg (Dimension Data) and Lluis Mas (Caja Rural), with van Rensburg taking the points on the second KOM to take over the climber’s jersey.

The duo were finally caught with 15km to go and crosswinds in the finale split the peloton. Inside the final kilometre the riders in the front group jockeyed for position with a 7% gradient cobbled finishing climb looming after a hard turn.

Haas took the final turn in the top three and powered away for the win.

“Every day the team has been riding well but today was really superb,” said sport director Alex Sans Vega. “Jacques was in the breakaway and he won enough points to take the lead in the King of the Mountains competition. In the final crosswind, Katusha really set the race on fire but the guys were in the front and able to deliver Nathan to the last corner in the best position. It was a great effort by the guys and then Nathan did his job in the final.”

Stage 4: Aranda de Duero > Lerma - Stage Result

Friday 5th August 2016

1. au
HAAS Nathan
Dimension Data
2. lu
DRUCKER Jean-Pierre
BMC Racing Team
3. nz
BEVIN Patrick
Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team