IndiPac cancelled; Adrien Costa bows out, for now: Daily News Digest

by Caley Fretz

February 7, 2018

In today’s Daily News Digest: Adrien Costa gives up his spot at Hagens Berman Axeon; 2018 Indian Pacific Wheel Race cancelled; Fernando Gaviria wins first stage of Colombia Oro y Paz; Dylan Groenewegen fastest in Dubai; beautiful photos from the cyclocross world championships; Gallery: the Jayco Herald Sun Tour; Cavendish mulls switch to motorbikes after cycling; a Superbowl ad for the state championships; hero’s welcome at Colombia Oro y Paz

Dylan Groenewegen fastest in Dubai opener

by Caley Fretz

Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) won a fast finish into Palm Jumeirah, taking the Dubai Tour’s first stage and the leader’s jersey. Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana) crossed the line in second, followed by Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors).

The anticipated matchup between Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel never materialized, as both finished well back in the field, in 16th and 17th, respectively.

Quick-Step took control in the finale to set up Viviani, but a patient Groenewegen was able to come around.

“Quick-Step made it a very hard sprint by setting a high speed from far out, but I launched my sprint with 200m to go. It was very tight at the end but went in my favor,” Groenewegen said.

20189 Dubai Tour Stage 1 results