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by Mark Zalewski

July 21, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Zakarin climbs to Tour de France stage win, Froome extends GC lead; Spratt wins penultimate stage of Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen; GC Leader Buts sprints to stage 4 win in Qinghai Lake; Jelle Wallays wins Grand Prix Cerami; Sagan signs €6 million contract with Bora-hansgrohe; Cavendish leaves Tour de France on second rest day to prepare for Olympics; Your guide to La Course by le TDF; First all-black women’s pro cycling team forming in Africa; Henao on riding against former flatmate; New professiona; Cyclist hit by vehicle on first ride with camera; Sagan: Life is like a movie (part 2)

Jelle Wallays wins Grand Prix Cerami

by CyclingTips

Jelle Wallays (Lotto-Soudal) took his first win of the season at the 50th Grand Price Cerami, spoiling a field sprint in the process and beating Jérôme Baugnies (Wanty-Group Gobert) and Michael McLoughlin (Team Wiggins).

Several breakaways attempted to form in the finale. A group of 29 riders, including Jelle Wallays, managed to finally deceive the peloton and the sprinters’ teams.

“I told myself that if I could play it right, I would be hard to catch,” said Wallays. “I went into the last climb about 15 kilometers to go, knowing that if I managed to get a gap I had the condition to ride at a good tempo.”

“I experienced many problems in the early season and not many people do not know it,” said Wallays. “My form has improved gradually since the Belgian championship. I then took a few days off.”

“This win is a big relief after all the reviews that said that I was not in the shape I was before. But you must know that I worked hard for the team to get here. I’m in the pre-selection for the Vuelta. I could also compete for the world championship in the TTT. I’ll meanwhile the Tour de Wallonie, the London Ride Classic, and the Tour de l’Ain.”

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WALLAYS Jelle
Lotto Soudal
04:41:58
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BAUGNIES Jerome
Wanty - Groupe Gobert
0:07
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LATHAM Christopher
Team Wiggins
0:13
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