In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Greg Van Avermaet wins his first Monument at Paris-Roubaix; Alejandro Valverde victorious at the Tour of the Basque Country; Ellen van Dijk wins the Healthy Ageing Tour, Moberg takes final stage; Eddie Dunbar solos to victory in U23 Tour of Flanders; Tom Boonen closes his illustrious career with 13th at final Paris-Roubaix; Mat Hayman reflects on his 2017 Roubaix; Cyclist fighting for life after hit-run on Mornington Peninsula; Snow falls on Baw Baw Classic; Andre Boonen on his son Tom’s greatest moments; Inside the peloton at Paris-Roubaix.
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Former time trial world champion Ellen van Dijk (Sunweb) has turned her stage 1a win at the Healthy Ageing Tour (formerly the Energiewacht Tour), into a third overall victory.
Dutchwoman van Dijk has an impressive record at what is her home tour, having won in 2013 and 2016, and finished second in 2012. In 2017, the 30-year-old led from start to finish to take her first stage race success of the year.
Saturday’s stage 4, the penultimate stage of the race, was won by van Dijk’s compatriot Chantal Blaak (Boels-Dolmans) in a sprint from a group of 8.
— Chantal Blaak (@ChantalBlaak) April 8, 2017
And on yesterday’s final stage, it was 25-year-old Norwegian Emilie Moberg (Hitec Products) that took her first win since July 2015 when she won the bunch sprint into Borkum.
— Daan Bultje (@daanbultje) April 9, 2017
Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) finished second overall, 24 seconds down on her compatriot, while Lisa Brennauer (Canyon-SRAM) was third, another eight seconds back.
Stage 5: Borkum > Borkum - Stage Result
Sunday 9th April 2017
Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team