Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

May 13, 2017

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Ewan wins stage 7 of Giro d’Italia; Chavanel takes stage 4 of the Four Days of Dunkirk; Gaviria builds advantage in Giro’s points classification; Bennett goes close again; Dumoulin believes Ag2r La Mondiale can take final overall victory in Dunkirk; BMC Racing Team lays out ambitions for Amgen Tour of California; Kittel to lead QuickStep Floors squad in Amgen Tour of California; Lance Armstrong makes light of fake death reports; Actor Patrick Dempsey joins riders for start of Giro d’Italia stage; Publication of Lizzie Deignan’s UK Anti-Doping ruling blocked; Cannondale-Drapac Chases More Green; Video: Caleb Ewan – post-race interview – Stage 7  Giro d’Italia 2017; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 7 Post Race; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 6 Post Race; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 7 Pre race; Video: Keagan Girdlestone’s Tour De Comeback Documentary; Video: Signal; Video: Race Reporter Ruby with Peter Sagan; Audio: Quintana the funnyman?

Chavanel takes stage 4 of the Four Days of Dunkirk

by VeloClub

After going on the attack on Thursday but seeing another rider from their break hold off the bunch to win, Sylvain Chavanel did everything right on Friday in the Four Days of Dunkirk. The Direct Energie rider surged clear with just under six kilometres to go and held off those chasing behind.

He reached the line five seconds clear of Samuel Dumoulin (Ag2R La Mondiale), Clement Venturini (Cofidis) and six other chasers. “I attacked where it was planned, in the false flat with side wind,” he said afterwards. “I’m very happy.”

The 167 kilometre stage to Le Portel featured a move comprising Italian Luca Pacioni (Androni), Chun Kai Feng (Bahrain) and Kevin Le Cunff (Auber 93). The latter lost his place at the front, and the other two were hauled back with approximately 30 kilometres left. The peloton had already been fragmented into several groups and stage one winner Jens Debusschere (Lotto-Soudal) was caught out by a puncture.

The mishap cost him the overall lead, with Chavanel taking over at the top. He is ten seconds clear of Venturini and 11 ahead of Dumoulin.

Despite the race’s title, it is actually six days in length. It continues Saturday with the queen stage to the top of Mount Cassel.

Stage 4: Marck-en-Calaisis > Le Portel - Stage Result

Friday 12th May 2017

1. fr
CHAVANEL Sylvain
Direct Energie
04:27:17
2. fr
DUMOULIN Samuel
AG2R La Mondiale
0:05
3. fr
VENTURINI Clément
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
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