Vuelta stage 9, Plouay, Tour de l’Avenir: Your CT Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

August 28, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Chris Froome extends Vuelta lead with stage 9 victory; Lizzie Deignan victorious in GP de Plouay; Egan Bernal takes comfortable victory at the Tour de l’Avenir; Elia Viviani sprints to Bretagne Classic victory; Joe Cooper and Macey Stewart win the Tour of the King Valley; An international battle at the Melbourne Grand Prix of Cyclocross; Cannondale-Drapac turns to crowdfunding after sponsor troubles; Tour de l’Avenir winner Egan Bernal signs with Team Sky; Warren Barguil sent home from the Vuelta; Five Brisbane cyclists injured after being struck by a car; Party tricks at the Vuelta; 1,000 rockets attached to a bike.

Egan Bernal takes comfortable victory at the Tour de l’Avenir

by CyclingTips

Colombian climbing sensation Egan Bernal has ridden his way to a dominant victory at the Tour de l’Avenir, the most important stage race on the men’s U23 calendar.

Twenty-year-old Bernal won back-to-back stages in the mountains of stage 7 and stage 8, the first of those solo by a minute, the second as part of a small group. The two stages together put Bernal more than a minute clear of his rivals going into the final stage.

Russia’s Pavel Sivakov, winner of the Baby Giro and two other big U23 stage races this year, went on to win the final stage solo by 2:30, while Bernal finished fourth, in a group of 10 riders. The final result: Bernal first, Belgium’s Bjorg Lambrecht second (at 1:09), Denmark’s Niklas Eg in third (1:12) and Australia’s Lucas Hamilton fourth (1:28).

The Tour de l’Avenir, the “Tour of the future”, is seen as an indicator of future potential in the pro ranks. Previous winners include Bauke Mollema, Nairo Quintana, Estevan Chaves and Warren Barguil.

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Sunday 27th August 2017

1. co
BERNAL Egan Arley
Colombia
29:56:33
2. be
LAMBRECHT Bjorg
Belgium
1:09
3. dk
EG Niklas
Denmark
1:12
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