Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

August 21, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Yves Lampaert wins the Vuelta’s opening road stage, takes red; Elia Viviani sprints to Cyclassics Hamburg win; Marianne Vos wins the Ladies Tour of Norway; Kasper Asgreen maintains Tour de l’Avenir lead after three stages; Henry Jaine, Kim Hurst win NZ Cyclocross titles; Australian track coach Gary West loses his battle with Motor Neurone Disease; QuickStep Floors signs Tour de l’Avenir stage winner Fabio Jakobsen; Opening bridge creates confusion at the Ladies Tour of Norway; QuickStep Floors and the transfer market logjam; Around the world in 80 days — Mark Beaumont’s journey through Australia; The Journey To The Other Side: Indian Pacific Wheel Race 2017 Documentary.

Kasper Asgreen maintains Tour de l’Avenir lead after three stages

by Matt de Neef

After winning the opening stage of the biggest U23 race on the calendar, the Tour de l’Avenir, Denmark’s Kasper Asgreen has maintained his lead through to the end of stage 3.

Stage 2 came down to a bunch sprint and it was 20-year-old Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen that took the win ahead of Alvaro Hodeg (Colombia) and reigning U23 world champion Kristoffer Halvorsen (Norway).

Stage 3 was also decided in a bunch kick with Halvorsen improving two places on his finish from a day earlier. Hodeg was second again while Christopher Lawless (Axeon Hagens Berman/UK) was third.

Asgreen finished in the bunch on both stage 2 and 3 and goes into stage 4 with the same four-second advantage he took by winning stage 1 with a late move. The 2017 Tour de l’Avenir is raced over nine stages, the last three of which all feature tough uphill finishes.

Stage 3: Missilla > Châteaubriant - Stage Result

Sunday 20th August 2017

1. no
HALVORSEN Kristoffer
2. co
HODEG Álvaro José
3. gb
LAWLESS Christopher
Great Britain