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

Hindley and Hamilton take Australian one-two on final day of Baby Giro, Sivakov wins overall

by VeloClub

An all-out attack by the Australian duo of Jai Hindley and Lucas Hamilton achieved one of their two goals on the final stage of the Under 23 Giro d’Italia/Baby Giro, landing Hindley the stage win but just coming up short for the overall victory.

The duo attacked hard close to the top of the final climb at Francavilla al Mare and gapped the other riders, including race leader Pavel Sivakov (BMC Development Team). However he was able to limit his losses, crossing the line just three seconds back and thus protecting his pink jersey.

“I am very happy to win today,” said Michelton-Scott rider Hindley. “It’s been a hard Tour, very hard. On the final climb, the wind played a big factor. You couldn’t really go too early on the climb, you really had to wait until the last two kilometres before you could go hard.”

Sivakov took over the pink jersey when he was second on stage three and defended it from that point on. “I never thought I’d win the Giro d’Italia this year. It is just crazy,” the 19-year-old Russian said. “The Aussies did a really good job in the last kilometre. It was super-hard racing against them, but I did it.

“I am super happy and the team is just amazing. This victory is not just mine, it is their victory also. They did a great job all week. I never saw the team so strong.” He ended the race nine seconds ahead of Hamilton, with Hindley third at 17 seconds.

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