Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 14, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Crosswinds wreak havoc! Sagan wins Tour de France stage 11, Froome extends lead; Gaviria makes it two-for-two in Poland; Prudhomme: The wind was 104 km/h, Ventoux is impossible; Matthews’ long road to Tour de France success: ‘I was almost giving up on this race’; Flamme rouge incident malicious?; The Secret Pro at the 2016 Tour de France: Sky is conserving, Cav is back, and squabbles in the gruppetto; Meet Megan Guarnier: women’s cycling’s new leader; Romain Bardet says new generation taking over in cycling; Prudhomme calls for fans to respect riders; Driver targets, hits cyclist in UK; Tour of Alberta announces route; What leads amateurs to dope?; Person of interest sought in tack incident; Tour de France, stage 11 recap; Tour de France, stage 10 on-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass, stage 10; Storm on the Ventoux

Gaviria makes it two-for-two in Poland

by Mark Zalewski

Race leader Fernando Gaviria (Etixx-Quickstep) defended his leader’s jersey, winning a second field sprint in-a-row on the second stage of the Tour of Poland ahead of Elia Viviani (Sky) and Caleb Ewan (Orica-BikeExchange).

Inside 25km to go the day’s break was caught and IAM Cycling’s Marcel Aregger made a solo move. Though he dangled off the front and took some KOM points, Orica-BikeExchange were massed on the front and keeping the pace high to ensure a field sprint. At 15km left it was all back together.

Under the 1km banner Orica-BikeExchange were still in control. But a solo attack from a Cannondale-Drapac rider animated the front and allowed Etixx-Quickstep to take over.

Four Etixx-Quickstep riders drove out of the final turn at 700m and seemed to have things in hand, but the long drag to the line allowed other riders time to organize again.

A three-rider bike throw on the line saw Gaviria take the win by a very narrow margin.

Stage 2: Tarnowskie Góry > Katowice - Stage Result

Wednesday 13th July 2016

1. co
GAVIRIA Fernando
Etixx - Quick Step
2. it
Team Sky
3. au
EWAN Caleb