Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

August 12, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Boom scoops stage 5 of the BinckBank Tour, nabs race lead; Kristoff sprints to victory on stage 2 of Arctic Race of Norway; Gaudu takes first pro victory on stage 3 of Tour de l’Ain, Pinot grabs race lead; Bennett victorious on stage 2 of Czech Cycling Tour; Poidevin wins second stage and overall at Colorado Classic; Murphy takes stage 1 of Colorado Classic; Despite ‘getting very old,’ Hayman remains as Orica-Scott captain for 2018; Axeon Hagens Berman team aims for Professional Continental status in 2018; Trek-Segafredo manager says team ‘not in a hurry’ to find replacement for Contador; World Champion Dideriksen to team up with Deignan in Revolution’s elite women’s championship; Video: Sagan – ‘I am young and beautiful’; Video: GoPro highlights from stage 1 of the Colorado Classic

Gaudu takes first pro victory on stage 3 of Tour de l’Ain, Pinot grabs race lead

by VeloClub

The FDJ team were the big winners on the difficult penultimate stage of the Tour de l’Ain, with David Gaudu and Thibaut Pinot riding clear en route to Oyonnax and finishing 55 seconds ahead of their closest rival, Alexandre Geniez (Ag2R La Mondiale).

As anticipated beforehand the mountainous terrain upended the race, with Brice Feille (Fortuneo – Oscaro) leading in three other chasers one minute 10 second back, and a large chasing group another 22 seconds behind.

The fast-twich sprinter’s physique of overnight leader Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) wasn’t suited to the terrain and he finished over 20 minutes back. Pinot jumped from seventh to first overall, with Gaudu going from 14th to second. One second separates them heading into the final stage, while Ag2r La Mondiale’s Alexandre Geniez (Ag2r La Mondiale) is third, 56 seconds behind.

Saturday’s mountainous race to Culoz should also suit the duo and their time advantage puts the team in a very strong position.

Stage 3: Lagnieu > Oyonnax - Stage Result

Friday 11th August 2017

1. fr
GAUDU David
FDJ
03:31:05
2. fr
PINOT Thibaut
FDJ
-
3. fr
GENIEZ Alexandre
AG2R La Mondiale
0:55
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