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French amateur’s hidden motor; Chaves to miss Lombardia: Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

October 2, 2017

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.

Davide Rebellin wins the Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen … at 46

by CyclingTips

Davide Rebellin (Kuwait-Cartucho.es) might be 46 years old but that hasn’t stopped the Italian veteran from adding another victory to his palmares.

Rebellin won the UCI 2.2 Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen in Indonesia over the weekend, while riding for the Kuwait-Cartucho.es Continental squad. Rebellin rode away from the rest of the field on stage 1 of the four-stage race, finishing 1:35 clear of the Australian duo of Drew Morey (Terengganu Cycling Team) and Marcus Culey (St. George Continental Team).

From that point on, Rebellin never relinquished the lead. He would go on to win the tour by 46 seconds ahead of stage 3 solo winner Amir Kolahdozhagh (Pishgaman Cycling Team).

Rebellin has spent his season racing lower-level races in Europe and Asia. He turned pro way back in 1992 and was a formidable Classics rider in his prime. He won the Ardennes treble of Amstel Gold, Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege in 2004. He served a two-year suspension for testing positive for Mircera at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Saturday 30th September 2017

1. it
REBELLIN Davide
Kuwait - Cartucho.es
13:33:53
2. ir
KOLAHDOZHAGH Amir
Pishgaman Cycling Team
0:46
3. co
NIñO CORREDOR Victor
Team Sapura Cycling
1:43

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