In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Greg Van Avermaet wins men’s Gent-Wevelgem; Lotta Lepisto takes out women’s Gent-Wevelgem; Alejandro Valverde victorious in the Volta a Catalunya; Lilian Calmejane wins Coppi e Bartali; Edwin Avila takes opening-day honours in the Tour de Taiwan; Kristof Allegaert leads Indian Pacific Wheel Race towards Melbourne; Cadel Evans and George Hincapie win masters category at Cape Epic MTB race; Heinrich Haussler to miss the Spring Classics with ongoing knee injury; Bradley Wiggins on Sky’s ‘load of rubbish’ marginal gains philosophy; At 50, Mario Cipollini looks back on his career; Riders injured as car ‘drives into cycle race’ in Berlin; Trigger Happy’s angry cyclist on Comic Relief.
Your Monday Daily News Digest
Cadel Evans and George Hincapie might both have retired from professional racing several years ago, but the former BMC teammates showed last week that they’ve still got that competitive spirit and the fitness to boot.
Taking part in the Absa Cape Epic, an eight-stage mountain bike race in South Africa, the pair teamed up to win the Masters category. Evans and Hincapie finished third on each of the first three stages, before winning the final five stages of the race. They’d gone into the final stage of the pairs event in second overall, before winning the day by more than seven minutes and taking the overall victory.
— Absa (@Absa) March 26, 2017
Meanwhile in the men’s category, Swiss pairing of world champion Nino Schurter and Matthias Stirnemann took out the overall title, while Esther Suss (Sweden) and Jennie Stenerhag (Switzerland) won the women’s title.
Follow the link for results from the 2017 Absa Cape Epic.