Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

January 30, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Wout van Aert wins his second World Cyclocross Championship; Sanne Cant crowned World CX Champion – “It’s the most beautiful day of my life!”; Nikias Arndt wins men’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race; Annemiek van Vleuten victorious in women’s Cadel’s Race; Bauke Mollema wins the Vuelta a San Juan, Maximiliano Richeze claims the last two stages; Dan McLay wins Trofeo Palma but is hospitalised following post-race crash; Philadelphia Cycling Classic cancelled for 2017; Alexis Vuillermoz injured in a car crash; How not to pull off after doing a turn at the front; Highlights from the VTWO/CyclingTips Carpark Climb at the Tour Down Under.

Dan McLay wins Trofeo Palma but is hospitalised following post-race crash

by CyclingTips

It was a day of mixed emotions for Dan McLay (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) at Sunday’s Trofeo Palma with the Englishman winning the stage but being hospitalised after colliding with a photographer after the finish line.

Trofeo Palma was the fourth and final race of the Mallorca Challenge, a series that was dominated by Lotto Soudal. Andre Greipel was one of the favourites as the 160km race came back together for a bunch sprint, but it was McLay that crossed the line first ahead of Matteo Pelucchi (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis). The finish was so close that Pelucchi raised his arms thinking he’d won, but the finish line photo showed that McLay had pipped the Italian for victory.

McLay didn’t get to claim his trophy, however, the 25-year-old being taken to hospital with cuts to his face. The photographer suffered several grazes and had his camera broken in the collision.

1. gb
MCLAY Daniel
Fortuneo - Vital Concept
03:43:31
2. it
PELUCCHI Matteo
Bora - Hansgrohe
-
3. fr
BOUHANNI Nacer
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
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