Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

June 9, 2017

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Bauhaus wins stage five of the Critérium du Dauphiné; Pieters sprints to victory on stage two of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour; Modolo wins GP Canton d’Argovie-Gippingen; BMC Racing Team rejects Froome transfer rumour as ‘a complete lie’; De Gendt says he expects to lose the yellow jersey; Bardiani Valvole and CSF Inox to sponsor Baby Giro; Chavanel signs up for one more year with Direct Energie; The man behind the Maglia Rosa: An insiders’ view of Tom Dumoulin; Video: Hammer Sportzone Limburg – Race highlights; Video: Inside the BMC Team Car in final kilometre of Dauphiné time trial

Modolo wins GP Canton d’Argovie-Gippingen

by VeloClub

Italian rider Sacha Modolo used his finishing speed to grab the GP Canton d’Argovie-Gippingen in Switzerland on Thursday, beating John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo), Niccolò Bonifazio (Bahrain Merida) and others to the line.

The victory was his third win of the year and the 12th this season for his UAE Team Emirates squad.

“I welcome this victory with huge pleasure, because it comes in a key moment for me,” he said. “After I left the Giro d’Italia in the final week, my morale was not good. Nevertheless I kept on training hard and today, my first day of race after the Giro, I had good feelings and I succeeded in sprinting for the victory.

“My team was perfect, Mohoric was in the main breakaway of the race and this allowed us to pedal in the bunch, saving energies in view of the sprint. I was just behind Albasini and at 200 metres to go I decided to start my sprint. I was not sure that no one could overtaking me, but I was pretty fast and I achieved the best result.
I’m happy and more confident in view of the stages for sprinters which are scheduled in the Tour de Suisse.”

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MODOLO Sacha
UAE Team Emirates
04:26:22
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DEGENKOLB John
Trek - Segafredo
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BONIFAZIO Niccolo
Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team
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