Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

June 14, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Warbasse takes his and Aqua Blue Sport’s first pro win on stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse; Hamilton and Areruva win stages on day five of Under 23 Giro d’Italia; UCI suspends Bardiani-CSF team over double positives; Bardiani-CSF unhappy with sanction but says it won’t appeal; Movistar Team announces Tour de France shortlist; French anti-doping officials suggest cycling is moving in the right direction; Kittel to discuss contract with QuickStep Floors boss Lefevere; Taylor Phinney on how meditation has changed him; Selections announced for 2017 MontanaCrossCamp, including first women’s camp; Stan’s NoTubes announces Avion R Pro rim-brake carbon road wheelsets; Video: Top 10 WTF moments in cycling

Hamilton and Areruva win stages on day five of Under 23 Giro d’Italia

by VeloClub

Australian rider Lucas Hamilton moved closer to the pink jersey of race leadership in the Under 23 Giro d’Italia on Tuesday, winning the 14 kilometre stage 5b time trial in Campocavallo di Osima. The Michelton-Scott rider was six seconds faster than the Briton Scott Davies (Team Wiggins), and a further two seconds ahead of the Belgian Senne Leysen (Lotto Soudal).

The result saw him move from fourth to second, cutting his deficit to race leader Pavel Sivakov (BMC Development Team) from 24 to 14 seconds. Davies is now third, 24 seconds back, with Hamilton’s teammate Jai Hindley dropping one place to fourth.

Meanwhile earlier on Tuesday Joesph Areruya made history when he became the first Rwandan rider to take victory on the European racing circuit, winning stage 5a of the race. It was also the first win outside Africa for his all-African Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental team.

He attacked with five kilometres remaining on the morning stage to Senigallia, opening a 25 second gap and then holding on during the uphill final three kilometres. He reached the finish line two seconds ahead of Nicolay Cherkasov (Gazprom Rusvelo U23) and three ahead of Michelton-Scott rider Robert Stannard. “In the last kilometre I was finished, I had no power,” he said, describing his fatigue. “But now I feel good because I am relaxed.”

The race, also known as the Baby Giro, continues Wednesday with the penultimate stage. It runs 133.2 kilometres to Francavilla al Mare and has an undulating parcours, including a third category climb to the finish line.

Stage 5a: Osima > Senigallia - Stage Result

Tuesday 13th June 2017

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