Froome’s Vuelta, Boom’s Britain, d’Hoore in Madrid: Your CT Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

September 11, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Chris Froome wins the Vuelta, Trentin claims final stage; Sagan, Ulissi victorious at Canadian Grand Prix; Lars Boom wins the Tour of Britain; Jolien d’Hoore wins the Madrid Challenge; Lucy Kennedy wins the Tour de l’Ardeche; Swiss dominate XCO at Mountain Bike Worlds in Cairns; Cannondale-Drapac announces EF Education First as 2018 title sponsor; Michael Woods signs for another two years with Slipstream Sports; Former Olympic medallist Leontien van Moorsel accused of EPO use; Storybook ending – Contador goes out on top, wins final summit finish of his career; Neilson Powless signs with LottoNL-Jumbo; US men’s Road Worlds line-up announced; Bike thief foiled at Gold Coast cycling event; The best of the Vuelta.

Lars Boom wins the Tour of Britain

by CyclingTips

Lars Boom (LottoNL-Jumbo) has converted his stage 5 time trial victory into overall success at the Tour of Britain. The 31-year-old Dutchman took the overall lead with his time trial success and, with his team’s help, was able to defend that lead through to the end of stage 8.

After Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) won stage 6 — the Australian’s third stage win of the race — Boom’s teammate Dylan Groenwegen won the sprint to close out stage 7.

In the final stage Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) attacked three kilometres from the finish line in a bid to not just take the stage, but claw back 20 seconds and take the overall victory. The Norwegian managed to win the stage, but the bunch including Boom finished close behind and was given the same time, ensuring Boom would win the race overall.

“It’s a great feeling,” said Boom after the final stage. “I didn’t expect today to be that hard but with the intermediate sprints and then some really tough climbs in the beginning it was really hard.”

Boom’s victory adds to his 2011 success in the same event.

Stage 7: Hemel Hemstead > Cheltenham - Stage Result

Saturday 9th September 2017

1. nl
Team LottoNL-Jumbo
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EWAN Caleb
3. au
JONES Brenton
JLT Condor

Tour of Britain feature image appears courtesy of SW Pix.