Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 21, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Zakarin climbs to Tour de France stage win, Froome extends GC lead; Spratt wins penultimate stage of Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen; GC Leader Buts sprints to stage 4 win in Qinghai Lake; Jelle Wallays wins Grand Prix Cerami; Sagan signs €6 million contract with Bora-hansgrohe; Cavendish leaves Tour de France on second rest day to prepare for Olympics; Your guide to La Course by le TDF; First all-black women’s pro cycling team forming in Africa; Henao on riding against former flatmate; New professiona; Cyclist hit by vehicle on first ride with camera; Sagan: Life is like a movie (part 2)

Spratt wins penultimate stage of Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen

by CyclingTips

Australian champion Amanda Spratt (ORICA-AIS) won the penultimate stage of Thüringen Rundfahrt, attacking out of a leading group of 15 riders inside the final 50km of the stage along with Elena Cecchini (Canyon-SRAM) and then out-sprinting her in the final kilometre. Cecchini takes over the leader’s jersey with one stage to go.

“I was climbing really well and feeling really good,” said Spratt. “I just saw an opportunity not long after the main climb where it had already began to split up. It was a good moment and so I attacked then Elena came across to me and we worked really well together. I think we both had an interest to try and stay away.”

Spratt’s teammate Annemiek van Vleuten took the third spot out of the field.

“It feel’s great to win, it was a target for the team coming into this race to go for stage wins and now we have ticked that box. For me personally, it is my final preparation before the Olympics and I have had really good feelings in the legs here so I think I am climbing well.”

“I love racing this tour each year, last year I came close to a stage win but didn’t quite pull it off so it’s nice to turn that around this year and get the victory.”

Stage 6: Schleiz > Schleiz - Stage Result

Wednesday 20th July 2016

1. au
SPRATT Amanda
Orica - AIS
03:47:31
2. it
CECCHINI Elena
Canyon SRAM Racing
0:02
3. nl
VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek
Orica - AIS
4:39
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