Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

May 30, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali wins the 2016 Giro d’Italia; Dries Devenyns crowned Belgium Tour winner; Megan Guarnier and Greg Daniel win US National Road titles; Anthony Giacoppo victorious in Tour of Japan prologue; Gracie Elvin claims her second consecutive win at Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik; Lizzie Armiststead wins the Boels Rental Hills Classic; Rachel Neylan solos to GP de Plumelec victory; Stig Broeckx in a coma after Belgium Tour pile-up; Bahrain Cycling Team one step closer to reality; Brian Cookson worried Rio Olympic velodrome won’t be ready in time; Mario Cipollini on the state of modern sprinting; Orica-GreenEdge Backstage Pass – Giro d’Italia stage 20.

Gracie Elvin claims her second consecutive win at Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik

by Matt de Neef

For the second year running, Gracie Elvin (Orica-AIS) has won the one-day Belgian race, Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik.

Elvin, a two-time Australian road champion, took out the race in a bunch sprint ahead of Lotte Kopecky and Elise Delzenne, both of Lotto Soudal.

“We were really in control the whole race today,” said Elvin via an Orica-AIS press release. “It was great for us to have so many cards to play and then actually finish it off.”

The day’s main breakaway featured Elvin’s teammate Annemiek Van Vleuten and former teammate Emma Johansson (Wiggle High5) with the pair gaining 1:30 over the bunch. The leaders were caught in the final kilometres, however, as Orica-AIS put Elvin into position for the final sprint.

“I fought back with Gracie on my wheel and started the sprint around 400m to go,” Van Vleuten said. “I am happy I was still able to lead her out for the sprint and that she was able to win. Overall it was a really amazing day for the team.”

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