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Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

March 20, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Michal Kwiatkowski wins a thrilling Milan-San Remo; Coryn Rivera sprints to victory at Trofeo Alfredo Binda; Kristof Allegaert leads into day 3 of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race; Sagan – Kwiatkowski owes me a few beers; Former Tour de France champion Roger Pingeon dies at 76; Dame Sarah Storey launches elite women’s cycling team; Rwandan cyclist Adrien Niyonshuti’s Grand (Tour) plans; DreamRide II.

Coryn Rivera sprints to victory at Trofeo Alfredo Binda

by Jeanine Laudy

Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) has won a reduced bunch sprint to take out the third race in the 2017 Women’s WorldTour, the Trofeo Alfredo Binda. Twenty-four-year-old Rivera ousted Arlenis Sierra (Astana) and Cecil Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Cervelo Bigla) for the top spot on a podium that didn’t include any of the big pre-race favourites.

There were several small breakaways and solo attacks throughout the hilly, 131.3km Italian one-day race, but it wasn’t until a late move from Marianne Vos (WM3 Pro Cycling), Alena Amialiusik (Canyon-SRAM), Aussie champ Katrin Garfoot (Orica-Scott) and Shara Gillow (FDJ-Nouvelle Acquitaine-Futuroscope) that something promising materialised. That move too was neutralised by the bunch. A move by Garfoot in the final lap saw a group of big-name riders set off in pursuit, ultimately leading to a group of nearly 30 that came together to contest a reduced bunch sprint in Cittiglio.

Rivera started her sprint early but was able to hold on to take her first WorldTour victory and the biggest win of her young career.

“To have a win in my first year with a WorldTour team is something I am really proud of,” Rivera said in the press conference.

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig’s third place was enough for the 21-year-old Dane to take back the Women’s WorldTour best young rider jersey, while Elisa Longo Borghini’s ninth place saw the Wiggle-High5 retain her overall lead. The Women’s WorldTour continues with Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday March 26.

1. us
RIVERA Coryn
Team Sunweb
03:25:26
2. cu
SIERRA CAñADILLA Arlenis
Astana Womens Team
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3. dk
LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup
Cervélo-Bigla Pro Cycling
-
4. nl
BLAAK Chantal
Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
0:02
5. it
CECCHINI Elena
Canyon SRAM Racing
-
6. pl
BUJAK Eugenia
BTC City Ljubljana
-
7. it
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
Wiggle High5
-
8. za
MOOLMAN PASIO Ashleigh
Cervélo-Bigla Pro Cycling
-
9. au
GARFOOT Katrin
Orica - Scott
-
10. lt
LELEIVYTE Rasa
Aromitalia Vaiano
-

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