Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 3, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Dahl sprints to biggest career win in Utah; Van Poppel sprints to Vuelta a Burgos opener win; Armitstead avoids Rio ban after winning UK Anti-Doping Court case; Nicole Cooke weighs-in on Armitstead missed tests; UCI expands WorldTour calendar for 2017; Froome: Team GB leader not decided for Rio; Atapuma, Dombrowski headline Tour of Utah GC battle, host of others look to spoil the duel; Lars Boom returns to LottoNL-Jumbo; Hugh Carthy joins Cannondale-Drapac for 2017; The next generation: Meet the 2016 WorldTour stagiaires; Germans bring extra track sprinter to Rio; Truck driver reported after filming road rage incident with cyclists; Trailer: “The Grey Escape”; Specialized Olympic bikes have colour-changing paint; Daniel Oss hair toss

Dahl sprints to biggest career win in Utah

by CyclingTips

Kristofer Dahl (Silber) won the opening stage of the Tour of Utah, beating sprint trains and claiming the biggest win of his career. Though he seemed to start his sprint too early he was able to hold his advantage ahead of Colin Joyce (Axeon Hagens Berman) and Rick Zabel (BMC Racing).

“Coming into the finish it was pretty hectic,” said Dahl. “There were all sorts of things happening. There were attacks and lead out trains that were overtaken. I found myself with one (kilometer) to go on the outside of the group. I started early and just hung on for the win.”

The field sprint came despite the course climbing two KOMs including one topping out at nearly 3,000 metres.

“For the Silber Pro Team, it’s an amazing victory today. To end up in yellow our first year at the Tour of Utah, that’s really special. Everybody can expect the Silber Team to be very active the rest of this race.”

Stage 1: Zion Canyon Village > Cedar City - Stage Result

Monday 1st August 2016

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