Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 28, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Oh, the drama! Nibali takes stage win, Kruijswijk crashes, plummets to third overall as Chaves moves into pink at Giro d’Italia; Devenyns wins stage and takes Baloise Belgium Tour lead; Two years after devastating injury, Taylor Phinney wins US national time trial championship; Carmen Small wins US time trial championship; Grzegorz Stepniak wins first stage of Tour of Estonia; Kimmage loses libel case to Verbruggen; Pendleton speaks out about corrosive British Cycling culture; Sky to continue sponsorships of cycling; Armitstead admits difficulty in overcoming past crashes; Chaves finds challenges come with the Maglia Rosa; Orica-GreenEdge Backstage Pass, Giro stage 18; Women’s Amgen Tour of California onboard highlights

Grzegorz Stepniak wins first stage of Tour of Estonia

by CyclingTips

The two-stage Tour of Estonia began with a 190km race from Tallinn to Tartu, won out of a field sprint by Grzegorz Stepniak (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) just ahead of Estonia’s Mihkel Räim (Cycling Academy) and Ludwig Bengtsson (Sweden).

The Estonian rider was hoping for the home win. “I came here to win and we were close,“ said Räim.

“I am proud of the boys who helped me today and worked like a real cycling team should. It was a predictable race actually. Fast and with few successful breakaways,“ he added.

Because of slight tailwind the average speed was very fast, nearly 47 km/h.

The final stage features a 9.6km loop in the city of Tartu, with a total of 15 laps for 144km.

Stage 1: Tallinn > Tartu - Stage Result

Friday 27th May 2016

1. pl
STEPNIAK Grzegorz
CCC Sprandi Polkowice
04:03:24
2. ee
RAIM Mihkel
Cycling Academy Team
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3. se
BENGTSSON Ludwig
Sweden
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