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by Neal Rogers
July 22, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Boasson Hagen solos from breakaway to win Stage 19 at Tour de France; Huffman, Rose win Cascade time trial as Mannion, Dragoo move into GC lead; Froome: Landa could challenge for Tour de France victory in 2018; Phil Anderson breaks collarbone, ribs in cycling accident; Gaviria injured training, suffers hematoma to calf muscle that requires surgery; Cannondale-Drapac announces new partnership with global media giant Oath; Garmin acquires cycling aerodynamics company Alphamantis Technologies; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 19 highlights.
Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) and Claire Rose (Visit Dallas DNA) took Stage 2 time-trial stage wins Thursday at the Cascade Cycling Classic in Bend, Oregon, but neither rider moved into the overall lead — instead yellow jerseys were presented to Gavin Mannion (UnitedHealthcare) and Allie Dragoo (Sho-Air Twenty20).
Huffman narrowly beat Mannion, covering the 23km course in 28:41.20, a half-second faster than Mannion and five seconds faster than third-place Robin Carpenter (Holowesko-Citadel). Mannion moved into the overall GC lead by a mere second, ahead of Carpenter, while Huffman moved into third, three seconds back.
“I didn’t know what to expect today, I was trying to make as much time as I could on the uphill and hold my own on the downhill,” Mannion said. “It’s a super close race so it’s going to come down to the wire, racing all the way to the line on Sunday.”
In the women’s race, Rose continued to display the fantastic form she’s been enjoying throughout the 2017 season. The British national champion completed the course with a time of 31:58, 54 seconds faster than Dragoo. Dragoo’s teammate Jasmin Duehring finished in third place, 1:07 back.
“I thought I did I really good ride,” said Rose, who is in her second year as a professional. “I gave it everything going up the hill, paced myself and I’m really pleased.”