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by Matt de Neef
May 8, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Fernando Gaviria takes Giro d’Italia lead with stage 3 victory; Jolien D’Hoore victorious at the Tour of Chongming Island; Kirill Pozdnyakov wraps up overall victory at the Tour d’Azerbaidjan; Marianne Vos claims her first win of the season at Trofee Maarten Wynants; Ruth Winder, TJ Eisenhart win the Redlands Bicycle Classic; Shannon Malseed wins the Tour of the South West; Rohan Dennis crashes out of Giro GC contention; Caleb Ewan devastated after missed opportunity on Giro’s second stage; Nicola Ruffoni suggests prostate infection as cause for positive test; British cycling apparel brand Vulpine enters administration; Two cyclists killed as alleged drunk and drugged driver hits group in Spain; Video – Van driver forces cyclist off the road.
Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) was perfectly placed in the final kilometre of Saturday’s second stage of the Giro d’Italia. But just as he was about launch his sprint, the 22-year-old’s shoe came loose from his pedal, knocking him out of contention for his first Giro stage win.
“I don’t know if it was Greipel or Gaviria that I kind of bumped into, but when I bumped into them my foot came out of the pedal,” Ewan said afterwards. “Obviously at that point in the race, it’s going to pretty hard to get your foot back in and be sprinting again. I’m devastated to be honest.”
But Ewan was keen to keep an eye on the positives.
“If I can take something out of the last two days, it is my form. I’ve felt really good.”
The 22-year-old went on to finish eighth on stage 3, winning the sprint from the peloton.
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