Vuelta stage 15, Boels Ladies Tour, Tour of Britain: Your Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

September 4, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Lopez doubles up at the Vuelta a España, Froome extends lead; Annemiek van Vleuten wins the Boels Rental Ladies Tour; Caleb Ewan claims stage 1 of the Tour of Britain; Bouhanni victorious at the GP de Fourmies; Arnaud Demare takes out the Brussels Cycling Classic; Evan Huffman leads the Tour of Alberta after three stages; Carol Cooke takes two gold medals at Para-cycling World Championships; Race to the Rock gets underway, but its chief instigator doesn’t; Doubts raised over effectiveness of UCI mechanical fraud tests.

Evan Huffman leads the Tour of Alberta after three stages

by CyclingTips

Evan Huffman (Rally) continues to lead the Tour of Alberta after three stages, the former WorldTour rider having maintained the overall lead he took by winning stage 1 solo.

Stage 2 was won in a bunch sprint by Cannondale-Drapac’s Wouter Wippert, in what was fortuitous timing for Wippert and for his beleaguered team.

“At the moment, everyone knows about the situation with the team,” Wippert said. “So every exposure of getting good results is a good thing, and I’m very happy for that. Personally, it’s a big relief. The season was really not good until nationals, and after that it started rolling, so this is good.”

The good news continued for Cannondale-Drapac on stage 3 with Alex Howes getting clear late and holding on for a solo victory. Wippert led home the bunch to secure a 1-2 for the American team.

The Tour of Alberta, Canada’s biggest stage race, concludes tomorrow with a 124.1km circuit race in Edmonton.