Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 28, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Costa wins in mountains, Mollema moves into lead at Vuelta a San Juan; Gaviria doubles wins in Vuelta a San Juan, stage 4; Wellens makes it two for Lotto-Soudal at Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana; Hidden motor inventor says he received $2 million in 1998 for exclusivity deal; “I can’t get my head around it:” Cavendish says worlds result still hard to understand; Women’s cyclocross worlds: the highly anticipated finale to a stellar season; Trek CXC Cup elevated to World Cup status, will offer equal payout for men’s and women’s events; UCI releases 2017-18 cyclocross calendar, changes to World Cup; Vuillermoz out with back injury after car crash; Philadelphia Classic cancelled for 2017; Irvine’s racing return delayed due to UCI testing pool requirements; Cylance sponsors The Women’s Tour and The Tour of Britain; Drunk driver given 10 days in jail for killing cyclist; USA Cycling partners with Bike Law; Indoor velodrome planned for Detroit; Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race trailer; Video: Amateur was predicted to beat world champ at 2016 Trek CX Cup.

Gaviria doubles wins in Vuelta a San Juan, stage 4

by Mark Zalewski

Fernando Gaviria claimed his second stage win of the Vuelta a San Juan and third stage win for his Quick-Step Floors team in a repeat performance of stage one, with Tom Boonen leading him out. Elia Viviani (Italy) again was unable to come around the Colombian and had to settle for second.

“It was another nice day for us, and the team did a perfect job again,” said Gaviria. “[The team] controlled every single aspect of the race and I was glad to finish off their work and score another victory in San Juan.”

Gaviria again made a unique gesture when posting-up, kissing his wrist, and the assembled media inquired about it. “While in Denia, I lost my bracelet, which was a gift from my girlfriend. To remind me of it and of Valentina, who’s always supporting me, I kiss my wrist every time I win a race.”

After the queen stage the racing will return to relatively flat stages, but Gaviria does not see stage five as a rest stage.

“Every single thing we are doing here is important for the races that will come later in the season,” he said. “Of course, I don’t stand a chance tomorrow against the climbers, but I won’t take an off day; instead, I’ll try to help my teammates and use this stage as preparation for the future.”

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