Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 11, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Tom Dumoulin wins summit finish in Andorra, Froome defends Tour de France lead; Giro Rosa Round-up: a last-minute stage win for Rabo-Liv and Megan Guarnier wins the Giro Rosa!; Jan Hirt wins Tour of Austria; Nikolay Mihaylov wins Sibiu Cycling Tour; Citing fever, Alberto Contador abandons 2016 Tour de France in Pyrenees; Tactical error? BMC Racing loses out to Froome on Tour’s first big mountain stage; Dan Martin feeling ‘great’ as Tour de France heads for familiar roads; Froome defends action against fan; Commentary: Why Chris Froome was right to punch that spectator; Tinkov, in TV interview: Valverde is jealous of Contador, Europeans don’t know how to do business; New Zealand names final Olympic cycling team; Why Andorra is becoming one of Europe’s most popular pro cycling bases; Tour de France, stage 9 recap; Tour de France, stage 8 on-board highlights; Tour de France, stage 7 on-board highlights; POV footage of Adam Yates crash into 1km inflatable; Orica-BikeExchange Backstage Pass, stage 7; 6-year-old tries Froome’s aero-tuck

Jan Hirt wins Tour of Austria

by CyclingTips

Frederik Backaert (Wanty – Groupe Gobert) took the final stage win of the Tour of Austria, as Jan Hirt (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) claimed the overall victory.

Josef Vaishar
Courtesy: Tour of Austria

Markus Eibegger (Team Felbermayr – Simplon Wels) finished second on the stage, for the second time this race, along with a third place. David Belda (Team Roth) finished third to also add to his two second placings in the race.

Hirt claims his first ever overall win after finishing third overall in 2015.

A six-rider break of Nick van der Lijke (Roompot), Anthony Perez (Cofidis), Thomas Koep (Stölting), William Clarke (Drapac), Julien El Fares (Delko Marseille Provence KTM) and Jannik Steimle (Felbermayr Simplon Wels) went away but never gained more than a couple minutes with CCC Sprandi Polkowice controlling for their leader.

The final climb was 4.3 kilometres with inclines up to twelve percent. Wanty – Groupe Gobert controlled the pace at the bottom of the climb and at 3km to go Backaert made his move.

Stage 7: Bad Tatzmannsdorf > Wien - Stage Result

Saturday 9th July 2016

1. be
BACKAERT Frederik
Wanty - Groupe Gobert
04:23:34
2. at
EIBEGGER Markus
Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels
0:08
3. es
BELDA GARCIA David
Team Roth
0:13

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Saturday 9th July 2016

1. cz
HIRT Jan
CCC Sprandi Polkowice
30:52:09
2. fr
MARTIN Guillaume
Wanty - Groupe Gobert
1:17
3. ch
SCHELLING Patrick
Team Vorarlberg
1:29
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