Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 26, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Garderen ends Grand Tour drought with Giro stage win; Van der Poel tastes success on the road with Belgium Tour stage win; Canola makes it a hat trick in Japan; Dumoulin critical of rivals on Giro stage, ‘I hope they lose the podium’; Van der Poel to race Albstadt World Cup Sunday; Dries De Bondt kicked out of Belgium Tour for riding on footpath; Planckaert has surgery for broken collarbone after Belgium Tour crash; Tour of Utah announces 2017 stages; Video: Van Garderen post-stage interview; Teaser: UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup; Video: ORICA-Scott pre-Giro, stage 18; Video: Duel on Hellfire Pass; Philippe Gilbert stops for mid-stage photoshoot at the Belgium Tour.

Canola makes it a hat trick in Japan

by Mark Zalewski

Marco Canola (Nippo – Vini Fantini) won the fifth stage of the Tour of Japan, his third stage of the race. The Italian won a sprint out of a group ahead of Australian Nathan Earle (Ukyo) and Spaniard Ivan Garcia Cortina (Bahrain Merida).

“Today has been great,” said Canola. “The race started in the best way as possible with Ivan Santaromita attacking and remaining in the escape of the day until the last 10km. Once in the group he has been again very important for the team, together with Hideto Nakane closing down the important attacks.

“The final part of the race was very animated, then 400 metres before the finish line I started a very long sprint. It was very hard and long, especially at the end, but I got the victory.”

The bonus seconds on the line helped him add to his overall lead. He now leads Earle by 29 seconds and Cortina by 34 seconds.

The team also had bad news on the day as Japanese rider Masakazu Ito crashed on the stage and broke his thigh bone.

Stage 5: Minami > Shinshu - Stage Result

Thursday 25th May 2017

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Nippo - Vini Fantini
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EARLE Nathan
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Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team