Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

August 24, 2017

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Lutsenko wins stage 5 of the Vuelta a España; Tour du Poitou-Charentes: Bouhanni wins stage 2; Hodeg wins stage 6 of the Tour de l’Avenir; Van Garderen: ‘We’re headed in a good direction’; Chaves jumps to third overall; Illness puts Degenkolb out of Vuelta España; Stannard extends until 2020 with Team Sky; Reijnen and Bernard extend with Trek-Segafredo; Family of cyclist killed in Kansas City race file wrongful death lawsuit; Video: Andorra Epic Ride; Video: Top 10 Epic Fails in Cycling; Video: Adam Yates post-race interview, Stage 5 Vuelta a España

Hodeg wins stage 6 of the Tour de l’Avenir

by VeloClub

After a breakaway upended the general classification on Tuesday, things were a little more controlled on Wednesday’s sixth stage of the Tour de l’Avenir, although a move very nearly stayed clear until the end. Colombian rider Alvaro Jose Hodeg Chagui won the big bunch sprint to the line, beating Alan Banaszek (Poland), Konrad Geßner (Germany) and the others.

“My team-mates were phenomenal, as always,” Hodeg said. “Today we tried and we were given the strength. I think it has been the most important victory of my entire career. We have to thank God, my family, my coach and all the people in Colombia that make a lot of effort every day.”

Michael O’Loughlin (Ireland) and Francesco Romano (Italy) were caught right before the line, with the duo finishing seventh and ninth respectively. O’Loughlin was given the most aggressive rider award for his persistence.

The duo went clear early on and established a maximum lead of over four minutes. Hard chasing whittled that down and while they had 45 seconds with four kilometres left, the move was snuffled out on the finishing straight.

Patrick Gamper (Austria) continues to lead overall, remaining one minute 23 seconds ahead of Ilya Volkau (Belarus) and three minutes 45 seconds ahead of Kasper Asgreen (Denmark).

Stage 6: Montrichard > Saint-Amand-Montrond - Stage Result

Wednesday 23rd August 2017

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HODEG Álvaro José
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GEßNER Konrad