Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

June 13, 2016

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Chris Froome wins the Critérium du Dauphiné; Cancellara and Sagan triumphant on opening weekend of the Tour de Suisse; Jolien D’hoore takes third consecutive Flanders Diamond Tour; Groenewegen quicker than Griepel in the Rund um Köln; Dehaes beats Boonen to win Ronde van Limburg; Porte blames near-crash for drop from second to fourth overall; Bardet celebrates second overall in race; Contador insists he’s still on course for top form in the Tour de France; Giant-Alpecin leading race to sign Matthews; Gesink crashes out of Tour de Suisse; Two Wanty Groupe Gobert riders withdraw from Dauphiné over cortisol values; Suspected bike thief lassoed by Oregon cowboy; Martyn Ashton shrugs off paralysis to shine on the Fort William downhill course; Tour de Suisse 2016 Prologue: Onboard highlights; Alaphilippe shows off his skillz

Jolien D’hoore takes third consecutive Flanders Diamond Tour

by VeloClub

Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling rider Jolien D’hoore notched up a superb third straight victory in the Flanders Diamond Tour in Antwerp on Sunday, beating Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans), Monique van de Ree (Lares-Waowdeals) and others to the line.

She profited from a strong leadout by teammates Amy Pieters and Chloe Hosking and blasted home first.

“It was a really fast race,” she stated. “We did almost 42kph average, so pretty fast! There were a lot of attacks, and we were only with four riders, but I think we were in almost every attack. So the team was really, really good.

“Actually, we did the perfect race, tactically.”

She went up the road towards the end but still had enough left in the tank to take the win. “I was in a breakaway with two laps to go, then we were caught back and it was a bunch sprint. The team of Liv-Plantur had a full lead out, with 3km to go, and I had Amy in front of me and Chloe. Amy did a bit of an attack with 1km to go, and Chloe followed with me.

“I just had to come out with 250 to go so it was perfect.”

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D\'HOORE Jolien
Wiggle High5
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MAJERUS Christine
Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
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VAN DE REE Monique