Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 16, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kirsten Wild’s powerful sprint captures stage 2 of the Santos Women’s Tour; Caleb Ewan sprints to People’s Choice Classic victory at the Tour Down Under; Amanda Spratt carves out formidable lead in first stage of 2017 Santos Women’s Tour; Vos wins another World Cup, de Boer solidifies overall; Van Aert wins Italian World Cup round, overall; French government turns down request to make mechanical doping illegal; Toon Aerts likely out for season with shoulder injury from crash, riders question race course safety; American coach calls on Cycling Ireland to send team to world cyclocross championships; Owain Doull skips People’s Choice Classic with stomach bug; Di Rocco reelected president of Italian Cycling Federation; Money raised for 105-year-old world record breaker; Video: Meet Tiffany Cromwell; Video: Season prep with Wanty Groupe-Gobert.

Kirsten Wild’s powerful sprint captures stage 2 of the Santos Women’s Tour

by Simone Giuliani

Trying out a sprint train with a new team for the very first time, Kirsten Wild (Cylance Pro Cycling) used her powerful kick to take out the stage two criterium at the Santos Women’s Tour in front of an enthusiastic crowd.

Apparently it was a sprint train that didn’t work out exactly as planned, but the result was probably better than the team could have hoped for. Rachel Barbieri followed her team mate over the line to take second ahead of Chloe Hosking (Ale Cippolini Galassia).

“Easy it wasn’t but its really special,” Wild told reporters. “It is really good to start the season with a win, with a new team,” she said.

With the crowd lining the finishing straight banging on the barriers and shouting it was a far bigger crowd for the 32.2 kilometre 14 lap evening crit than the initial stage, as it was located in the centre of Adelaide and was also just ahead of the opening event of men’s racing.

Ruth Winder (United Healthcare) took the tightly contested young rider jersey. There are six riders just four seconds behind Winder in that classification.

Stage 2: Adelaide > Adelaide - Stage Result

Sunday 15th January 2017

1. nl
WILD Kirsten
Cylance Pro Cycling
2. it
Cylance Pro Cycling
3. au
Alé Cipollini


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