Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

August 8, 2016

In your Monday edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Anna van der Breggen takes gold in women’s Olympic road race; Greg van Avermaet sprints to road gold at Rio Olympics; Alberto Contador fires Vuelta warning shot with Vuelta a Burgos victory; Amy Pieters takes Route de France lead with prologue victory; Rui Vinhas wins the Volta a Portugal; Annemiek van Vleuten crashes out of Olympic medal contention in horror fall; Porte, Nibali and Henao all suffer fractures in men’s Olympic road race; Brazilian drug testing programme was halted in Olympics lead-up; Russian athletes banned from the Rio Paralympics; Roadtripping the Mawson Trail – the film.

Greg van Avermaet sprints to road gold at Rio Olympics

by Neal Rogers

Earlier in the weekend, Belgium’s Greg van Avermaet took gold in the men’s Olympic road race in very similar style to that of Anna van der Breggen.

Van Avermaet won a three-up sprint against Jakob Fuglsang (Denmark) and Rafal Majka (Poland) after he and Fuglsang caught Majka with 1.4km remaining. Majka had been part of a leading trio with Sergio Henao (Colombia) and Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) but when his companions crashed on the final descent before the finish, Majka was left to time-trial to the finish on his own as Fugslang and Van Avermaet bore down.

“I was a little confused how many were left on the front,” Van Avermaet said. “Me and Fuglsang went for it and tried to catch [Majka]. For me the last five to six kilometres everything went perfect.

“It was a pretty crazy race, a hard one; and the descent was pretty technical. All the guys took risks. I was in good position and never really went over my limit. On the descent I saw a lot of guys lying on the ground. I was counting them.”

The win is the biggest in Van Avermaet’s career and adds to Tour de France stage victories claimed this year and in last year’s edition of the race.

1. be
VAN AVERMAET Greg
Belgium
06:10:05
2. dk
FUGLSANG Jakob
Denmark
-
3. pl
MAJKA Rafał
Poland
0:05
4. fr
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
France
0:22
5. es
RODRíGUEZ Joaquim
Spain
-
6. it
ARU Fabio
Italy
-
7. za
MEINTJES Louis
South Africa
-
8. kz
ZEITS Andrey
Kazakhstan
0:25
9. ee
KANGERT Tanel
Estonia
1:47
10. pt
COSTA Rui
Portugal
2:29
11. gb
THOMAS Geraint
Great Britain
-
12. gb
FROOME Christopher
Great Britain
2:58
13. ie
MARTIN Daniel
Ireland
-
14. de
BUCHMANN Emanuel
Germany
-
15. gb
YATES Adam
Great Britain
3:03
16. us
BOOKWALTER Brent
United States
3:31
17. nl
MOLLEMA Bauke
Netherlands
-
18. hr
DURASEK Kristijan
Croatia
-
19. ch
REICHENBACH Sebastien
Switzerland
-
20. lu
SCHLECK Fränk
Luxembourg
-
21. co
CHAVES RUBIO Johan Esteban
Colombia
3:34
22. be
PAUWELS Serge
Belgium
6:12
23. fr
VUILLERMOZ Alexis
France
-
24. fr
BARDET Romain
France
-
25. au
CLARKE Simon
Australia
-
26. si
ROGLIč Primož
Slovenia
9:38
27. jp
ARASHIRO Yukiya
Japan
-
28. za
IMPEY Daryl
South Africa
-
29. ie
ROCHE Nicolas
Ireland
-
30. es
VALVERDE Alejandro
Spain
-
31. ru
CHERNETCKII Sergei
Russia
-
32. dk
JUUL-JENSEN Christopher
Denmark
-
33. nz
BENNETT George
New Zealand
11:49
34. ch
CANCELLARA Fabian
Switzerland
-
35. lt
NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas
Lithuania
12:18
36. pt
CARDOSO André
Portugal
-
37. ar
SEPúLVEDA Eduardo
Argentina
-
38. ru
KOCHETKOV Pavel
Russia
-
39. nl
KRUIJSWIJK Steven
Netherlands
-
40. it
CARUSO Damiano
Italy
-
41. ua
GRIVKO Andrei
Ukraine
13:18
42. be
GILBERT Philippe
Belgium
-
43. er
TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel
Eritrea
19:20
44. at
PREIDLER Georg
Austria
19:37
45. sk
TYBOR Patrik
Slovakia
20:00
46. lv
SARAMOTINS Aleksejs
Latvia
-
47. ma
AIT EL ABDIA Anass
Morocco
-
48. no
NORDHAUG Lars Petter
Norway
-
49. by
SIUTSOU Kanstantsin
Belarus
-
50. no
LAENGEN Vegard Stake
Norway
-
51. gr
TAMOURIDIS Ioannis
Greece
-
52. si
POLANC Jan
Slovenia
-
53. pt
MENDES José
Portugal
-
54. cr
AMADOR Andrey
Costa Rica
-
55. ca
WOODS Michael
Canada
-
56. pl
GOLAS Michal
Poland
-
57. si
ŠPILAK Simon
Slovenia
-
58. cz
VAKOC Petr
Czech Republic
-
59. lv
SKUJIņš Toms
Latvia
-
60. dk
SøRENSEN Chris Anker
Denmark
-
61. kz
KOZHATAYEV Bakhtiyar
Kazakhstan
-
62. pl
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
Poland
-
63. it
DE MARCHI Alessandro
Italy
20:05
DNF. tr
ÖRKEN Ahmet
Turkey
-
DNF. ro
TVETCOV Serghei
Romania
-
DNF. mx
LEMUS Luis
Mexico
-
DNF. tr
BALKAN Onur
Turkey
-
DNF. br
RAMOS DA SILVA Kleber
Brasil
-
DNF. tn
NOUISRI Ali
Tunisia
-
DNF. bg
HRISTOV Stefan Koychev
Bulgaria
-
DNF. gt
RODAS Manuel
Guatamala
-
DNF. az
AVERIN Maksym
Azerbaijan
-
DNF. rw
NIYONSHUTI Adrien
Rwanda
-
DNF. kr
SEO Joon Yong
Korea
-
DNF. ve
MONSALVE Yonathan
Venezuela
-
DNF. ve
UBETO APONTE Miguel Armando
Venezuela
-
DNF. hr
KVASINA Matija
Croatia
-
DNF. ar
DIAZ Daniel
Argentina
-
DNF. ar
RICHEZE Ariel Maximiliano
Argentina
-
DNF. hk
CHEUNG King Lok
Hong Kong China
-
DNF. cl
RODRIGUEZ Jose Luis
Chile
-
DNF. ec
GUAMA Byron
Ecuador
-
DNF. rs
STEVIC Ivan
Serbia
-
DNF. co
URAN Rigoberto
Colombia
-
DNF. be
DE PLUS Laurens
Belgium
-
DNF. nl
DUMOULIN Tom
Netherlands
-
DNF. it
ROSA Diego
Italy
-
DNF. de
LEVY Maximilian
Germany
-
DNF. ua
KOSTYUK Denys
Ukraine
-
DNF. ir
POURSEYEDI GOLAKHOUR Mirsamad
Iran
-
DNF. nz
WILLIAMS Zac
New Zealand
-
DNF. es
ERVITI Imanol
Spain
-
DNF. ru
KURBATOV Alexey
Russia
-
DNF. et
GRMAY Tsgabu
Ethiopia
-
DNF. do
MILAN JIMENEZ Diego
Dominican Republic
-
DNF. na
CRAVEN Dan
Namibia
-
DNF. bo
SOLIZ VILCA Oscar
Bolivia
-
DNF. xk
GURI Qendrim
Kosovo
-
DNF. pr
BABILONIA Brian
Puerto Rico
-
DNF. ae
MIRZA BAHIHAMMAD Yousef Mohamed
United Arab Emirates
-
DNF. la
PHOUNSAVATH Ariya
Laos
-
DNF. kr
KIM Ok Cheol
Korea
-
DNF. jp
UCHIMA Kohei
Japan
-
DNF. by
KIRYIENKA Vasil
Belarus
-
DNF. be
WELLENS Tim
Belgium
-
DNF. nl
POELS Wout
Netherlands
-
DNF. it
NIBALI Vincenzo
Italy
-
DNF. ch
ALBASINI Michael
Switzerland
-
DNF. ch
MORABITO Steve
Switzerland
-
DNF. de
GESCHKE Simon
Germany
-
DNF. de
MARTIN Tony
Germany
-
DNF. no
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
Norway
-
DNF. au
PORTE Richie
Australia
-
DNF. au
BOWDEN Scott
Australia
-
DNF. es
IZAGIRRE Ion
Spain
-
DNF. co
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
Colombia
-
DNF. co
LóPEZ Miguel Ángel
Colombia
-
DNF. co
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson
Colombia
-
DNF. fr
BARGUIL Warren
France
-
DNF. gb
CUMMINGS Stephen
Great Britain
-
DNF. gb
STANNARD Ian
Great Britain
-
DNF. au
DENNIS Rohan
Australia
-
DNF. no
BYSTRøM Sven Erik
Norway
-
DNF. pl
BODNAR Maciej
Poland
-
DNF. at
DENIFL Stefan
Austria
-
DNF. ma
HADDI Soufiane
Morocco
-
DNF. ma
LAHSAINI Mouhssine
Morocco
-
DNF. us
PHINNEY Taylor
United States
-
DNF. ee
TAARAMäE Rein
Estonia
-
DNF. ca
DUCHESNE Antoine
Canada
-
DNF. ca
HOULE Hugo
Canada
-
DNF. dz
REGUIGUI Youcef
Algeria
-
DNF. dz
MANSOURI Abderrahmane
Algeria
-
DNF. cz
BáRTA Jan
Czech Republic
-
DNF. cz
KöNIG Leopold
Czech Republic
-
DNF. cz
STYBAR Zdenek
Czech Republic
-
DNF. ua
KHRIPTA Andriy
Ukraine
-
DNF. si
MOHORIC Matej
Slovenia
-
DNF. ir
MIZBANI IRANAGH Ghader
Iran
-
DNF. ir
MOAZEMI GOUDARZI Arvin
Iran
-
DNF. pt
OLIVEIRA Nelson
Portugal
-
DNF. es
CASTROVIEJO Jonathan
Spain
-
OTL. br
FISCHER Murilo Antonio
Brasil
-
OTL. lt
KONOVALOVAS Ignatas
Lithuania
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