Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

May 29, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Tom Dumoulin wins the 100th Giro d’Italia; Jens Keukeleire wins the Baloise Belgium Tour; Edvald Boasson Hagen wins Tour des Fjords; Marianne Vos wins Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik for a third time; Oscar Pujol wins the Tour of Japan, Nathan Earle second; Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio goes back-to-back with French double; Quintana believes late sickness cost him the Giro; Stijn Vandenbergh released from hospital, two weeks after crash; Transcontinental Race to continue in 2017; Davide Cimolai hit by a car in training; Vulpine saved from administration by Mango Bikes; Giuseppe Fonzi’s Giro nod to Happy Days; Behind the scenes of Tom Dumoulin’s Giro win.

Davide Cimolai hit by a car in training

by CyclingTips

Little more than a month after Michele Scarponi died after being hit by a car, another pro cyclist has been struck by a vehicle while out training. Italian Davide Cimolai (FDJ) was riding in the Italian province of Pordenone when the incident occurred.

“I had just left home,” said Cimolai. “A car had indicated left to park. I passed on the right and she suddenly turned against the direction arrow. The car hit me, I found myself on the ground and I did not understand anything. I have bruises and grazes all over the body, but no fractures luckily. I had to go to hospital but it could be worse.”

While shaken up, Cimolai is keen to get back out on the bike in preparation for his upcoming races.

“I do not lose any days of training,” said the 27-year-old. “Tomorrow I’ll wake up full of bruises and pains, but I can ride. Luckily I can participate in the [Criterium du] Dauphiné, which starts Sunday. Then I’ll be at the Tour de France for Demare.

“Between Dauphiné and Tour, though, there are the Italian championships. It would be great to go to France in the tricolor jersey.”

Follow the link to read more at Gazzetta dello Sport.