Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

June 16, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Pozzovivo takes stage 6 and overall lead in the Tour de Suisse; Groenewegen wins stage 2 of Ster ZLM Toer; Sam Bennett wins stage 1 of the Tour of Slovenia; Hindley and Hamilton take Australian one-two on final day of Baby Giro, Sivakov wins overall; Loubet wins stage one of the Route du Sud; Min wins stage 2 of the Tour of Korea; Cavendish returns to action with solid ride on stage one of the Tour of Slovenia; Cookson defends biological passport, reveals existence of two ongoing cases; Varnish angry after publication of British Cycling report; Collins says he doesn’t believe Cookson should be re-elected UCI president; Matthews confirmed to lead Team Sunweb at Tour de France as longlist announced; Video: Peter Sagan rides new Specialized Diverge; Video: Throwback Thursday from the 2016 world championships

Groenewegen wins stage 2 of Ster ZLM Toer

by VeloClub

One day after his LottoNL-Jumbo teammate Primoz Roglic won the opening time trial, Dylan Groenewegen was best on stage two of the Ster ZLM Toer. The Dutchman beat Max Walscheid (Team Sunweb) and Moreno Hofland (Lotto-Soudal) in a bunch gallop to the line in Hoogerheide.

The victory was his fourth of the year and the 15th for his squad. He thanked his teammates afterwards. “I lost them a lot [in the tussle for positions], but they were waiting perfectly and then I was well set,” he said. “Winning is always good. We knew that the form was just fine. We’ve got another victory, that’s great heading towards the Tour de France.”

The 23-year-old competed in the latter event for the first time last year, and feels better as a result of having that debut Grand Tour in his legs. “Compared to the Tour de France, I have become a lot stronger. I feel that way and it is also evident from the sprints. Of course, I was also a year younger too.”

The team rode well all day, at one point placing six men in a 14 man breakaway. It was able to respond to the attacks on Roglic’s leader’s jersey and also to grab the win.

Roglic finished in this bunch and retains his overall lead. He stays three seconds ahead of Marcel Kittel and Maximilian Schachmann (both QuickStep Floors). The race continues Friday with an undulating 209.2 kilometre stage in and around Buchten.

Stage 2: Tholen > Hoogerheide - Stage Result

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