Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 8, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Twenty-nine at the line! Cavendish surpasses Hinault, slots into second in all-time Tour stage wins; Giro Rosa Round-up: Stevens wins atop Madonna della Guardia, Guarnier is back in pink; Sterbini soloes to Austria stage victory; Von Hoff sprints to stage win in Sibiu Cycling Tour; Tour leader Van Avermaet on taking yellow: ‘I think it’s once in a lifetime for me’; Holm: ‘If Dan Martin doesn’t finish top ten I’ll cut off his ears’; How Greg Henderson went beyond the call of duty to make Tour de France team; Rights groups urge sponsors not to back Bahrain WorldTour team; Report: Contador to Trek-Segafredo in 2017; 19-year-old suspended for EPO use; British Cycling and Cycling UK call for more land access for bikes; Cyclocosm’s How the Week Was Won: 2016 Tour de France, Stages 1-5; Mara Abbott on the Giro Rosa; Tour de France, stage 5 on-board highlights; Tour de France rider quiz: Who’s the grumpiest rider?; Life on the Tour: CyclingTips 2016 Tour de France Vlog, part 1; Alaphilippe pulls one of the oldest tricks in the book

Giro Rosa Round-up: Stevens wins atop Madonna della Guardia, Guarnier is back in pink

by Jeanine Laudy

Boels-Dolmans regained control of the Giro Rosa with Evelyn Stevens and Megan Guarnier going one-two on the final climb to the finish, and Guarnier taking the pink jersey thanks to the bonus seconds gained on the road.

The bunch split in two on the first climb, with 50 riders making the front group. At the second category-2-climb to Colle di Nava, Kasia Niewiadoma (Rabo-Liv), who lost time yesterday to drop to ninth 3’49” behind in the GC, attacked. She arrived at the top by herself, 2 minutes ahead of a group of favourites.

The following category-1-climb proved too much for Longo Borghini, who got dropped from the chase group, while pink jersey wearer Mara Abbott (Wiggle-High5) and Evelyn Stevens (Boels-Dolmans) attacked out of it to catch Niewiadoma.

The lead of the three diminished and eleven riders arrived at the intermediate sprint together, with three Boels-Dolmans riders taking points and bonus seconds: Megan Guarnier, Stevens and Karol-Ann Canuel.

It was difficult to follow what exactly happened on the final climb, but eventually Stevens arrived at the top first, a little ahead of teammate Guarnier. With the bonus seconds she collected at the intermediate sprint and at the finish, Guarnier is now back in pink.

Stage 6: Andora - Alassio > Madonna della Guardia - Stage Result

Thursday 7th July 2016

1. us
STEVENS Evelyn
Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
03:47:42
2. us
GUARNIER Megan
Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
0:06
3. nl
VAN DER BREGGEN Anna
Rabobank-Liv Woman Cycling Team
0:19

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