Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 6, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: By a hair! Kittel takes photo-finish sprint over Coquard at Tour de France; Giro Rosa Round-up: Tiffany Cromwell outsprints them all in stage 4, Stevens stays in pink; Canty wins first climbing stage of Tour of Austria; Australian Olympic cycling team announced; UCI ‘happy to collaborate’ with others in fighting motor use; Tour leader Sagan on safety in the bunch: ‘I don’t want to fight with sprinters and also GC riders’; Bouhanni suing over fight; Brailsford says Cummings’ complaint should be heard; Rihs: BMC Racing Team is holding out for a backer like Apple; Anna van der Breggen to join Boels-Dolmans in 2017; Doug Ryder on a rejuvenated Mark Cavendish: ‘What a f**king legend’; Tour de France, stage 4 recap; Etixx-QuickStep before, after stage 3; Between stages with Giant-Alpecin; Cavendish waiting for photo finish results; Kittel exhausted

Canty wins first climbing stage of Tour of Austria

by CyclingTips

Brendon Canty (Drapac) won the third stage of the Tour Of Austria, with a tough finishing climb in Sonntagberg.

The rolling stage saw a breakaway of five that eventually whittled down to Marcin Mrozek (CCC), Alessandro Vanotti (Astana) and Anthony Perez (Cofidis) with a gap of around four minutes.

At 25kms to go the climbers’ teams took control and had reduced the gap to two minutes. 10km later the catch was made.

Canty made his move at the bottom of the final climb, a category 3 rated climb at 2km long. He crossed the line with a gap of 10 seconds over Markus Eibegger (Team Felbermayr) and 16 seconds ahead of Marek Rutkiewicz (Wibatech Fuji) in third.

With his runner-up placing Eibegger takes over the leader’s jersey.

Stage 3: Stift Ardagger > Sonntagberg - Stage Result

Tuesday 5th July 2016

1. au
CANTY Brendan
Drapac Professional Cycling
2. at
Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels
3. pl
Wibatech Fuji