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Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

August 14, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Tom Dumoulin wins the BinckBank Tour; Lotta Lepistö and Boels-Dolmans take wins on Vårgårda weekend; Dylan Teuns secures overall victory at the Arctic Race of Norway; Manuel Senni wins the Colorado Classic, Mihkel Raim claims the final stage; Bennett doubles up at the Czech Cycling Tour, Cerny scoops overall; Thibaut Pinot wins the Tour de l’Ain; Philippe Gilbert extends his contract with QuickStep Floors; Lars Boom fined for BinckBank Tour celebration; Jakob Fuglsang’s bad luck continues with broken collarbone; Georgia Baker back to training soon after heart surgery; Cyclist dies following a collision south-east of Melbourne; How to get pedestrians out of the bike lane.

Dylan Teuns secures overall victory at the Arctic Race of Norway

by CyclingTips

It’s been a remarkable few weeks for Dylan Teuns (BMC), the 25-year-old Belgian winning the Tour de Wallonie, the Tour of Poland and now, the Arctic Race of Norway.

Teuns won the opening stage of the four-day race, putting himself in the leader’s jersey. He maintained his lead through the following two days — as Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and August Jensen (Coop) took stage wins — before finishing the tour in the same way he started.

The last of the final stage’s breakaway riders was in sight of being caught with 22km to go, prompting a handful of riders to attack from the peloton to bridge to the lone leader. That move was swept up before Teuns attacked on the final climb with less than 5km to go. As he did on the opening stage Teuns opened a gap and was able to ride to the line solo, capping off a terrific week and indeed month for he and his team.

“It’s a bit like a fairytale,” Teuns said afterwards. “It’s an unbelievable feeling. I knew my shape wasn’t gone coming into this race but to back up my previous performances here is incredible.

“I could have waited until the final sprint, then there was the chance that August Jensen (Team Coop) could take bonus seconds as I heard he was pretty fast. I was playing a little bit of game on the last climb like I was doing all day, and I was waiting as I didn’t want to go too early. When I saw that the guys were just in front of me and the final climb was almost over, I thought now is the time to go. I just wanted to make sure that I didn’t take Jensen with me.”

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Sunday 13th August 2017

1. be
TEUNS Dylan
BMC Racing Team
15:56:15
2. no
JENSEN August
Team Coop
0:29
3. nl
KREDER Michel
Aqua Blue Sport
0:43

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