Froome wins at Vuelta, Ewan in Britain, D’hoore best in Belgium: Your Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

September 6, 2017

Froome wins Vuelta TT stage and extends general classification advantage; Ewan pips Boasson Hagen to win stage three of Tour of Britain; D’hoore Wins Lotto Belgium Tour Prologue; Loren Rowney joins Drops; Andrew Talansky announces retirement from pro cycling at age 28; Ag2r La Mondiale removes two riders from Vuelta after sticky bottle incident; Lappartient: UCI’s tablet detectors ‘simply aren’t enough’; Man charged over death of Chris Boardman’s mother; Contador on retirement: ‘I’ll gain weight, you’ll make jokes about it’; Stepping up: Three US teams aim for Pro Continental status in 2018; Video: Missing the Vuelta TT start time

D’hoore Wins Lotto Belgium Tour Prologue

by Aliya Traficante, Ella Intern

In a close finish between Marianne Vos and Jolien D’hoore in the opening prologue of the Lotto Belgium Tour, D’hoore came out on top. Known as the Belgian Bullet by her team, the 27 year old covered the 4 km cobbled course in a time of 5 minutes and 43 seconds. She beat her WM3 Energie rival by fractions of a second.

The Wiggle High5 rider thus added this win to her list of palmares this season, and was recently named to the Belgian National Team for World Championships.

Racing for the U.S National Team, Coryn Rivera finished 8 seconds behind D’hoore and will wear the youth classification jersey in tomorrow’s stage. Megan Garnier, also donning the US National Team jersey, finished just one second behind Rivera in fourth.

“That was really really, close!” said D’hoore. “I wanted to give 100% for sure, but you know before the race it’s very difficult to beat Marianne Vos because she’s a specialist in the prologue. But I just know that this suits me as well, from the track, so I just did my own pace. It felt good, but not amazing. I wasn’t thinking that I was going for the fastest time, but in the end it all worked out!”

Tuesday’s stage, the first out of four days of racing, took place in the seaside village of Nieuwpoort. On Wednesday the women will move inland to race 114 km in Meerbeke.

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Tuesday 5th September 2017

1. be
D\'HOORE Jolien
Wiggle High5
2. nl
VOS Marianne
WM3 Energie
3. us
United States