Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

August 2, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Ewan wins stage four of the Tour of Poland; Landa takes stage one of the Vuelta a Burgos; Aru to lead Astana team at Vuelta a España; Hermans recovering from concussion and multiple fractures; Kennaugh and Oss ink contracts with Bora-hansgrohe; Movistar signs Argentinian climber Sepúlveda; Dunbar to make pro debut with Aqua Blue Sport; Cookson expresses confidence about re-election chances; Zwift Academy expands to men’s cycling, contract with Dimension Data under 23 team up for grabs; Wahoo Fitness launches new ELEMNT MINI bike computer; Merida announces voluntary fork recall: 2017 Scultura CF2 models; Video: Phil Gaimon’s “Worst Retirement Ever,” Episode 6: Mt. Hamilton

Landa takes stage one of the Vuelta a Burgos

by VeloClub

Coming on the heels of his strong performances in the Tour de France and Clasica San Sebastian, Mikel Landa reached the top step of the podium on Tuesday’s opening leg of the Vuelta a Burgos. The Team Sky rider helped form a decisive breakaway group inside the final ten kilometres, going clear with Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors), Lasse Norman Hansen (Aqua Blue Sport) and Astana’s Sergei Chernetckii, and then pushing on ahead with the latter on the uphill rise to the line.

Chernetckii held on for second, two seconds back, with Julian Alaphilippe and his QuickStep Floors teammate Enric Mas netting third and fourth, three and five seconds back respectively. Dani Moreno (Movistar Team) led in a big chase group a further two seconds later.

“It has been a surprise for me to win today but I had the motivation,” said Landa afterwards. “I also like the city and I had to try something.”

Holding the general classification lead and also the King of the Mountains award after stage one, he is in a good position to aim for the final win, yet is taking nothing for granted.

“I have a little bit of time that I can use in my favour for the rest of the race now so it might be a little bit easier, but nevertheless El Picon Blanco will be a finish where the differences of today might be insignificant,” he said. “That day [stage three] will be very hard and all the favourites will compete for their position. It will be the decisive day.”

Stage 1: Burgos > Burgos - Stage Result

Tuesday 1st August 2017

1. es
LANDA Mikel
Team Sky
03:25:58
2. ru
CHERNETCKII Sergei
Astana Pro Team
0:02
3. fr
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
Quick-Step Floors
0:03
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