In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Dan McLay wins the Tour de l’Eurometropole; Luis Leon Sanchez solos to victory at the GP Bruno Beghelli; Giovanni Visconti takes solo win at the Giro dell’Emilia; Davide Rebellin wins the Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen … at 46; French amateur caught using a motor in Cat 3 race; Esteban Chaves to miss Lombardia defence after breaking shoulderblade; Simon Clarke re-signs with Slipstream Sports through 2020; Teams announced for Tour of Turkey, WorldTour status likely in jeopardy; Team Sky reveals 2016 budget of £31 million.
French amateur’s hidden motor; Chaves to miss Lombardia: Daily News Digest
Dan McLay (Fortuneo-Oscaro) has taken a narrow victory in the Tour de l’Eurometropole in Belgium, winning the one-day race in a sprint ahead of Kenny Dehaes (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and Anthony Turgis (Cofidis).
Turgis took a considerable advantage into the final part of the sprint and thought he had it won, raising his arms just before the line. But McLay and Dehaes passed him just before the line, resigning Turgis to third.
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Earlier in the day a group of eight riders got clear of the field, building a lead that peaked at six minutes. They would be caught in the closing kilometres, as too would a counterattack of six that got clear shortly after.
In the end it was a sprint that ensued, with the McLay winning the UCI 1.HC event. It was the Briton’s second win of the season, after he won Trofeo Palma in Spain way back in January.
“I have had a difficult time this year but I finish the season as I started it, with a win,” McLay said. “I am very happy to have raised my hands today. Anthony Turgis raised his arms too early, but I think I was still passing him. I am happy to finish the season on this note.”
Fortuneo - Oscaro
Wanty - Groupe Gobert
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits