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by Matt de Neef
August 28, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Chris Froome extends Vuelta lead with stage 9 victory; Lizzie Deignan victorious in GP de Plouay; Egan Bernal takes comfortable victory at the Tour de l’Avenir; Elia Viviani sprints to Bretagne Classic victory; Joe Cooper and Macey Stewart win the Tour of the King Valley; An international battle at the Melbourne Grand Prix of Cyclocross; Cannondale-Drapac turns to crowdfunding after sponsor troubles; Tour de l’Avenir winner Egan Bernal signs with Team Sky; Warren Barguil sent home from the Vuelta; Five Brisbane cyclists injured after being struck by a car; Party tricks at the Vuelta; 1,000 rockets attached to a bike.
Joe Cooper (IsoWhey-SwissWellness) and Macey Stewart (TIS Women’s Racing) have emerged victorious from the three-day, four-stage Sam Miranda Tour of the King Valley, the latest round of Australia’s National Road Series.
In the men’s event Cooper won the stage 1 individual time trial to take the lead in the general classification. Cooper’s teammate Michael Freiberg won the criterium later that day, Alex Smyth (NSWIS) won the strade nero road race, and then Freiberg won again on the final stage. Cooper, meanwhile, was able to defend his lead to win the Tour and maintain his overall lead in the NRS rankings.
In the women’s event, Kate Perry (Specialized Women’s Racing) won the individual time trial, Georgia Whitehouse (NSWIS) won the the criterium, Stewart won the strade nero road race, and Erin Kinnealy (Holden Women’s Racing) edged out Stewart to win the final stage. The latter, however, had done enough to secure the overall victory.
Image: Con Chronis
Follow the link for results from the 2017 Tour of the King Valley.