Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 18, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kirsten Wild wins scorching Santos Women’s Tour finale, Amanda Spratt keeps firm GC hold; Caleb Ewan scorches to victory as extreme heat shortens Tour Down Under stage 1; La Méditerranéenne cancelled; Laura Kenny likely out for track World Championships; Loes Sels asks Belgian coach to only consider her results for worlds selection; CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 22: Changing lives in the off-season with Team Novo Nordisk; Owain Doull suffers appendicitis at Tour Down Under; Aevolo Cycling announces roster, sponsors; Christoph Strasser sets new world record for cycling across Australia; Guinness World Records verifies longest distance ridden by a woman; Video: Men’s Santos Tour Down Under, stage 1 highlights; Crash compilation from Fiuggi World Cup races; Mathieu van der Poel trains in Spain; Bike thief caught in the act on bike camera.

Kirsten Wild wins scorching Santos Women’s Tour finale, Amanda Spratt keeps firm GC hold

by Simone Giuliani

Kirsten Wild (Cylance Pro Cycling) charged to victory in the final sweltering criterium stage of the Santos Women’s Tour in a battle of the sprint trains.

“They were pretty fast. We took the corner like crazy … it was incredible,  we had to pass,” Wild told reporters after the race.

Amanda Spratt (Orica-Scott) finished safely in the bunch to take out the overall leader’s blue jersey which she has held firmly in her grasp throughout the tour, with the help of a powerful team that has taken the win in the Santos Women’s Tour since it began three years ago. Janneke Ensing (Ale Cipollini Galassia) was second overall and Wild third.

“There is a big sense of relief now, I am really really happy and again the team were just incredible today,” Spratt told reporters before heading to the podium to pop the cork on a bottle of sparkling wine and celebrate. “They just had everything covered.”

In the final stage of the tour it was Annette Edmondson (Wiggle High5) that came to the line behind Wild and rounding out the podium was Chloe Hosking (Ale Cipollini Galassia), who has been among the top three finishers in three stages and was the sprint jersey winner. Peta Mullens (Hagens Berman Supermint) had to settle for fourth, for the second day in a row.

Stage 4: Adelaide > Adelaide - Stage Result

Tuesday 17th January 2017

1. nl
WILD Kirsten
Cylance Pro Cycling
01:02:42
2. au
EDMONDSON Annette
Wiggle High5
-
3. au
HOSKING Chloe
Alé Cipollini
-

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Tuesday 17th January 2017

1. au
SPRATT Amanda
Orica - Scott
06:59:36
2. nl
ENSING Janneke
Alé Cipollini
0:25
3. nl
WILD Kirsten
Cylance Pro Cycling
0:40

 

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