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by Shane Stokes
May 13, 2017
In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Ewan wins stage 7 of Giro d’Italia; Chavanel takes stage 4 of the Four Days of Dunkirk; Gaviria builds advantage in Giro’s points classification; Bennett goes close again; Dumoulin believes Ag2r La Mondiale can take final overall victory in Dunkirk; BMC Racing Team lays out ambitions for Amgen Tour of California; Kittel to lead QuickStep Floors squad in Amgen Tour of California; Lance Armstrong makes light of fake death reports; Actor Patrick Dempsey joins riders for start of Giro d’Italia stage; Publication of Lizzie Deignan’s UK Anti-Doping ruling blocked; Cannondale-Drapac Chases More Green; Video: Caleb Ewan – post-race interview – Stage 7 Giro d’Italia 2017; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 7 Post Race; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 6 Post Race; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 7 Pre race; Video: Keagan Girdlestone’s Tour De Comeback Documentary; Video: Signal; Video: Race Reporter Ruby with Peter Sagan; Audio: Quintana the funnyman?
Finishing very close behind Caleb Ewan, Fernando Gaviria’s runner-up slot on stage seven of the Giro d’Italia has seen him build his advantage in the Maglia Ciclamino points classification in the race.
He ended Friday with 191 points, 31 more than Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo), and a full 62 ahead of Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal).
Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) is next on 100 points.
“That final kilometer was hectic and really technical, but Ewan did a great sprint and deserved to win,” Gaviria said after the stage. “I was boxed in at one point, but made use of my track skills and came to the front, taking second in the end.
“Given that I was far back when the sprint started, this is a good result, one which helps me stretch my lead in the Maglia Ciclamino standings. I am happy the legs were there and will see what the next stages will bring.”